Installing a new deer fence

Submitted by jimwcoleman

For the past three years, I've had an electric fence around this particular garden but I've had to remove it. For some reason, the wires rusted and, as a result, conducted less charge. A deer got trapped inside and basically trashed my raised beds as it struggled to get out. 

I found this fencing material from It's eight feet tall and the 100-foot roll will just about perfectly wrap around this space. This also will keep out the rabbits, which actually were an even bigger problem last year than the deer. I cemented in the treated 4x4 posts and am using tensioning wire across the top and bottom to keep the fence taut.

Photo of deer fencing
Another photo of deer fencing
Photo of fence tensioner

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