You've built your raised bed garden (or in ground) carefully selected your plants and veggies and now as they are finally starting to come into full bloom, an uninvited guest is helping themselves to your crops! The most important step of tending to your garden--protecting it--is one that people tend to forget until it's too late. We've compiled 5 different way to protect your garden depending on your needs.
Vinyl Coated Fence
Green vinyl coated fence is a great option for protecting your garden because the green PVC coating blends in nicely with the surroundings. The plastic coating also provides a nice barrier against plants since galvanized wire can get very hot in the sun in the summer months.
Although a little more expensive than galvnized wire fencing, people often spring for it when they want a more aethitcally pleasing option for their garden.
A galvanzied wire steel fencing that has large openings at the top with gradually smaller openings at the bottom to help keep rabbits and other small animals out of your garden. The wire is galvanized to help prevent again rust and corrosion.
The multi-purpose fence that we talk about in this blog post is a great option if you want a more substantial garden fence with a gate. This easy to install wire fencing doesn't require an digging, simply insert the stakes into the ground and connect the panels through the latches. Staying true to it's name, you can also use this fence for other applications including compost bin or small pet containment. The multi purpose fence is the cadiallac of all garden fencing without the price tag.
Also referred to as poultry netting or hex netting, chicken wire is a very economical way to secure your garden. The 1in opening size is recommended for fencing as it is sturdier than the 2in opening that is mainly used for crafts.
No matter which option you choose, you will be happy that you made the investment to protect your garden for years to come. If you try any of these, comment below which one is your favorite and why! For more garden tips, visit our Grow It page.