- fence stakes
Ground protection is a must for garden protection against deer and other wildlife. When deer see a fence, they will first walk the perimeter to see if they can easily access the garden. Then, they will try digging underneath a garden fence before attempting a jump. Their poor vision, at just 20/100 in the daytime, will not give them the confidence to jump the fence right away. To block deer browsing attempts from the ground up, home gardeners will need to install ground stakes.
There are two types of ground stakes to consider using: rebar and kinked. Rebar ground stakes are designed for harder surfaces including clay and rocky grounds. Kinked ground stakes are better used in smooth soils without many rocks.
Whatever type of ground stake, install every 5 feet along the fence line for best results. They can easily be hammered into the ground.
Like other wild animals, both ground and tree squirrels venture to yards in search of food, so if homeowners can eliminate their food source, then they will see a dramatic reduction in the number of squirrels. It's suggested that homeowners rake up nuts, berries and fallen acorns from trees. Nuts and berries are squirrels' main food [...]
Ground stakes are an important part of deer fencing that many people may overlook or deem unnecessary. What they do not know is using ground stakes can not only hinder deer and other small animals from sneaking into your precious garden, but they also help prevent damage to your fence lengthening it’s life expectancy. Ground stakes [...]