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Fence Installation When Ground Is Rocky

Posted by Jennifer Smith on 4th Aug 2020

The act of installing a deer fence is easy; but it requires help from loved ones and cooperation from Mother Nature. Some soils are too rocky or hard to fully install ground sleeves making it difficult to complete step one. Luckily, there is a fence tool that will help drive in ground sleeves into the ground. Keep reading to learn more. 

Deer fence install tip

When the ground is too hard to install ground sleeves for deer fencing, use an earth auger to dig holes and pre-drill them into the ground. There are two types of Earth Augers for rocky surfaces that can be used based based on the diameter of fence post being installed; but the most common one for 1 5/8" fence posts is the Earth Auger that measures 30"L x 1 3/4"W with a shaft size of 5/16". 

Installing ground sleeves is the first step in the fence installation process. Use an earth auger for rocky surfaces; and the rest of the installation process will be smooth sailing. 

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