How to Create Wildlife Netting
Deer, Deer Go Away
Keep Deer & Other Wildlife Out of Your Garden
- Locate the bed of plants that you want to protect, the maximum width is about 4 feet.
- Remove the ties from your wire spool.
- At the edge of the bed insert one end of the wire 4-6 inches into the ground.
- Unroll enough wire to be able to create a hoop that will be 8-10 inches above your plants.
- Continue creating new hoops about 18-24 inches apart until you get to the other end of your bed
- Roll out enough netting in front of the bed so that you have enough to cover the hoops and each end.
- Make garden staples from the leftover wire. Cut into 8-inch sections and bend them in half.
- Or you can purchase garden staples if you would like.
- Line your netting up on the ground just in front of the front hoops.
- Take your staples and put one directly in front of each hoop and another one halfway in between the hoops.
- When you have finished the front pull your netting to the back just enough to put a small amount of pressure on your hoops and repeat the staple process for the back.
- Depending on the width of your bed, you may need to cut off the excess netting on the back or roll it up and put a few staples in it to hold it to the ground.
- Once your netting is secure, cover the edges of the netting with mulch or soil from your garden bed & you're done!
- 12 Gauge Spool Wire
- Bird Netting
- Wire Cutters
- Garden Staples (optional)