Size matters when selecting some deer fences to keep your plants safe from uninvited dinner guests and you and your family from deer disease. Deer are among the animal kingdom’s high-jumpers — leaping up to 8 feet into the air. So you’ll need tall fencing to keep them out.
Being in Colorado and as a Denver fence company, sometimes we see properties who are visited by critters such as deer. Are you in need of a fence that will help protect your yard and home from these guys? Read below for some advice on the subject.
Heavyweight, inexpensive deer netting protects flower and vegetable gardens from hungry deer—they won’t take the risky leap. And if they bump into the netting, they’ll run away scared. Wrap 8-ft. high polyethylene netting around support posts, poles, and even trees to fence deer out. To tend your garden, lift up the netting and walk under it, or unwrap a corner and reposition it when you leave.
Electric deer fences will protect the same square footage for $500 to $600. The most effective electric fences use a double-fence approach. The outside fence consists of a single wire, 18 inches above the ground. Three-feet inside is a second fence with two strands of wire, 10 inches and 24 inches above ground. The fences’ depth (deer are not long-jumpers) and its 4,000-plus volts deter the pests. A single shock, which feels like a static charge, won’t harm deer, pets, or kids. Powering the fence with a charger hooked up to the house current will cost less than $1 a year. When the growing season is over, dismantle and stow the fence: It should last for 10 seasons.