To prevent deer and smaller critters from crawling underneath the fence, it is important that the bottom edge of the fence has a fence stake in the ground. These 12" 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.If you are an avid camper, you may be familiar with the look and feel of these fence stakes. Each kinked ground stake is 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.