A gardener – whether vegetable or floral – has an interesting hobby.
Well, gardening probably should be considered more of a sport. A hobby
is a nice relaxing pastime that helps you to decompress and enjoy all
that life has to offer. While gardening is sometimes this way, at other
times is behaves more like a sport. It’s a match between you and nature!
Nature sends the animal lineup. There’s the bounding deer, the elusive
squirrel, and a host of other rodents that make up the offensive line.
You, the gardener, are on defense trying to keep the animals from scoring.
So what is the key to having a strong defense? De Fence!
There are many types, designs, shapes and sizes of fence at your disposal.
The idea of the fence is simple – form an impenetrable barrier around
the bounty of your harvest. That may be easier said than done however.
Nature’s offensive line is brutal when it comes to breaking through
First, you have to try to keep the burrowers out. While this doesn’t
necessarily work with the deep burrowers, you can keep the shallower
ones away. Make sure that your fence extends at least several inches
into the ground. That way, when the squirrels, rabbits and other rodents
make a run on the salad bar, they can’t dig under it.
The next thing to consider is the height of the fence. A simple two-foot
tall fence could keep the squirrel line away. However, Nature sends
her enforcer for this: the deer. With his long neck, he can reach over
that fence and enjoy living his vegetarian lifestyle at your expense.
A four-foot high fence is more than enough to keep his long neck where
Of course, now that you have built this impenetrable fortress, you need
to make it look good. It doesn’t do to have a strong defense dressed
in ballerina costumes. It has to fit with the environment. Anyone can
re-create the Alcatraz prison in his backyard. The skilled gardener
can give the prison that decorative touch. Make sure that what you do
matches with the rest of your property. Fences are available in every
possible shape, size and style.
The only hole in this defense … is the hole in de fence. Sometimes when
a homeowner matches fences it leaves large openings (large is a somewhat
nebulous term – people believe some rabbits can squeeze through any
opening smaller than two inches in diameter). When form and function
clash, it’s best to go for subtlety. For instance if you have wood timber
fences that leave four foot openings ripe for the taking, reinforce
them by tacking thin chicken wire to the back of the fence. It usually
can’t be seen from a distance but still maintains the defense against
Mother Nature’s attack.
While it’s not 100 percent foolproof, the key to a good defense in the
garden is in de fence. Just make sure it is sturdy, deep enough, high
enough, and – most of all – that it looks good.
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