What type of critters are you trying to keep out? Smaller critters (rabbits, racoons, etc.) we have used an electric fence which I think is actually designed for goats. Looks like thisWhat kind of fencing do you use to keep critters out of the garden? My garden is only 30'x75' and im looking for advice from seasoned gardeners!
Good Idea jyoutz. A small mesh fence along the bottom maybe 3' high for little critters and then the 72" on top. That will give me 9' of protection.My problems are deer and rabbits. An 8’ woven wire field fence works for deer and 3’ of chicken wire at the bottom works for rabbits.
When we first moved to our home we were so over run with chippys they tunneled under my garage floor and made it collapse! Rat traps with peanut butter and sunflower seeds worked great. Also the same bait set up along the stone wall and then pick them off with the .22! The best was the feral cats. They really put a dent in the population!I also use the TSC 72" fence, about 150'. it works for us against the deer, rabbits & the chickens, but not the chipmunks.
I really like the idea of electric fencing! Probably cheaper than fence and looks better! I did however see some youtube vids of critters taking the shock over starvation. That would probably be my luck. I would not like to see my little dog get zapped, but I guess it would only be once!2-3 strands of barbed wire electric fence, from rabbit height to deer height. Seems to have worked the last couple of years.
Thats the best and cheapest solution I could find around me other than the black plastic deer mesh you find at HD. That serves it purpose as a few season temp solution. I just hated how the snow would knock it down if you didnt lower it at the end of the season. If you go the TSC route like I did act fast cause it already went up another $10 since I bought it a few weeks ago and like $30 since last year.Grindstone I have looked at that fence at TSS and I think I may go that route and then add on top if needed.
When I lived in the Detroit area, I had rabbits eat all of the newly planted broccoli and cabbage plants down to the ground. I bought a small electric fence charger from TSC. It worked. After the plants started to yield, the rabbits weren't interested.I really like the idea of electric fencing! Probably cheaper than fence and looks better! I did however see some youtube vids of critters taking the shock over starvation. That would probably be my luck. I would not like to see my little dog get zapped, but I guess it would only be once!