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post #1 of 16 Old 06-26-2015, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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I see several of you with nice gardens with no fencing. Here in suburban ATL I have a 7 ft fence to keep the deer out of the garden and have to net my blueberry bushes because of birds and squirrels. Do you guys just not have to deal with varmints?
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48" welded wire on three sides here with construction fence across the front. This allows for easy access with the Gravelys. Havahart trap for the ground hogs outside the garden. Pitch fork for the ones who get inside.

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I don't even try in VT for this very reason Ralph.

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I see several of you with nice gardens with no fencing. Here in suburban ATL I have a 7 ft fence to keep the deer out of the garden and have to net my blueberry bushes because of birds and squirrels. Do you guys just not have to deal with varmints?
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We call them white tailed rats around here.

Try predator pee. That and a German Shepherd seems to have convinced them to find some other route.

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Two strands of elecgtric fence have worked well for me with deer. Now, if i could only get it to shock the crows!
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Most farm stores sell deer and rabbit repellent but I can't comment on it's effectiveness cause i've never used it.

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Deer dislike jumping from a slope, or onto a slope...

My garden has a slope around the entire outside of the 6 1/2 foot fence.

A deer has never jumped into my garden.








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John,

You do have a few dollars in that fence...

Ah, chain a junk yard dog out by the garden, they don't like veggies.

I did have a dobie who would dig carrots and eat them, called him the 'wonder dummy'.

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John,

You do have a few dollars in that fence...

Roger,
Our attitude was, "Do it once and enjoy it for 20+ years"

So far (over 10 years) that has been true.

Heck, we have neighbors that throw money at fence EVERY year!!

I am too lazy to do that!!

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I agree...

What about ground critters?

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I agree...

What about ground critters?

Roger,
The treated 2x6 along the ground helps, then there is 12" of chicken wire above the 2x6.

AND, chicken wire along the bottom of the gate,,,

We get an occasional mole, but, no raccoons,,, or,



Raccoons, and ground hogs are "sport"

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Deer dislike jumping from a slope, or onto a slope...
I bet Peter Wabbitt doesn't even dare look through the gate.

So you graded the meadow for that slope all the way around John?

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So you graded the meadow for that slope all the way around John?
My daughter helped!!



I was grading for "level", but, the sloped edges were a necessary result due to the starting terrain.

Makes the fence look cheap,,,



That was 25 years ago,,,

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My daughter helped!!
. . . . . . . That was 25 years ago,,,
Having seen it in person that was immediately obvious.

Deer are in our meadow up in VT constantly. Especially as we are not there all the time.

Were you aware while doing the grading, of the benefit to deterance of the deer, the slope would provide?

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