There are many types of fence on the market, but not all are appropriate for deer management. Some serve better as a privacy fence while others may be better as a dog fence. Here are the most popular fence types on the market:
- Wrought Iron
- Chain Link
While wood, and sometimes wrought iron, looks beautiful in the yard, it will eventually splinter and shave the fine color. For gardeners looking for an aesthetically pleasing, decorative landscape fence, they should consider getting a welded wire fence with PVC-coating. The PVC will protect the steel from corrosion and other weather elements, such as splintering.
Bamboo fences are neat in a garden; but they are not strong enough to stop deer and other wildlife from breaking into an organic garden.
Chain-link fences are popular for dog fencing; but they cheapen the look of landscapes. They will eventually corrode; and while affordable, they are a pain to install. When fencing in dogs, choose a plastic dog fence for small, calm dogs or a metal dog fence with PVC-coating to prevent chew marks from rambunctious dogs.
Electric fences are great for bear and deer management; but are not recommended for use on dogs.
When looking at fences for deer control, consider plastic and PVC-coated metal options. These types of garden fence are made to stand up against deer damage and environmental factors.