It is not unusual for gardeners to have all kinds of run-ins with pesky critters. The most environmentally and animal-friendly solution is to choose an effective barrier. This will keep them out and your plants safe. While farm dogs can be a huge help, and certain repellents and scare devices work on certain types of animals, nothing beats a garden fence for consistent around the clock garden protection. Read on to learn more about choosing the right fence to keep your land critter free.
Know The Pest Before You Choose A Fence
You can’t choose the right fence for your situation without knowing what kind of critters you are trying to keep out. The eight most common garden pests are groundhogs, deer, rabbits, raccoons, pocket gophers, voles, squirrels, and skunks. While opossums and moles are often considered pests, they actually generally do not directly damage crops and eat enough insects to benefit gardens. While you can see the damage done by certain pests during the day, it can be harder to see at night. Set up a motion sensor light next to your garden, then turn off most of the lights in your house and wait by the window with binoculars to get a look at what you’re dealing with.
Know How Much Fence You Need
Do you need to fence your entire garden, or only a vulnerable portion? For very small areas, utilizing a chicken wire over cover makes much more sense than installing an entire fence. However, if domestic animals, deer, or territorial critters are a problem you will definitely need a perimeter fence. If you have a rabbit problem, do not choose a plastic mesh fence, as they can chew right through it. Opt for rot-resistant types of wood instead.
Choose Hercules Fence Northern Virginia for All of Your Security Fencing Needs
Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your business and commercial property. Whether you’re excited about a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a chain link fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.