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How To Stake Down Deer Fence

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

White-tailed deer are creatures of habit; and if they have approached home gardens once before, chances are they will come back again. The poor daytime eyesight on deer will halt them from jumping into growing first. Before a jumping attempt is made, they will try to find easier access by sneaking underneath fences. If fences are not staked down with ground stakes, then growing sites risk seeing deer damage.


There are two types of ground stakes; and the type chosen will depend on the landowner's soil. For smooth soil, a kinked ground stake can be used; but for rocky soil, consider a rebar ground stake. These are typically a foot in length.

Installer tip: Hammer-in one ground stake every five feet along the fence for best results. The ground stakes can be placed inside or outside of the fence line.

Ground stakes are easy to install and are recommended to keep deer away from growing sites.

Block Digging Wildlife From Entering Gardens.

Deer and other wildlife cause billions of agricultural damage each year. That's billions with a "B." While most gardeners have seen deer gracefully jump at extraordinary heights, deer actually try to dig underneath fences to reach crops and flowerbeds. After all, if it's easy to reach why should they attempt a jump and use energy?To [...]

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Types of Ground 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, [...]

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Your crops may be in danger if you don't use...

  Often, deer use their noses to nuzzle-down underneath a fence; and that is why ground stakes are such a necessary purchase when installing a deer fence from   Ground stakes are meant to hold down a fencing system; but they are also commonly used in camping to hold down a tent and gardening. No [...]

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