To prevent deer and smaller critters from crawling underneath the fence, it is important that the bottom edge of the fence is staked firmly to the ground. These 12" kinked metal ground stakes are suitable for leafy or average soils, and feature a kinked design that will make any attempt to pull it out of the ground difficult. They are made of durable galvanized steel, and have a 1 inch J hook that will hold the bottom edge of your fence. When driven completely into the ground, these fence ground stakes will not protrude or pose a hazard to pets or people walking near the fence line. For best results, use 1 12" kinked ground stake every 5 feet. Pack of 250.