Ways To Installing Garden Fences
Aside from adding some modern or rustic appeal to your landscape, garden fences provides security, privacy, and peace of mind. It is important in protecting your vegetables and plants from stray animals. If you’ve never installed garden fencing before, though, you may not know where to start. Here are several ways to installing garden fences for you. Measure your garden’s perimeter, using a tape measure. Calculate how many stakes you need by dividing the perimeter’s diameter by five. Place string along each side of your garden and secure it with a heavy object such as stone. Dig a trench at least 1 foot deep and 2 inches wide behind the length of string, using a shovel. Place one stake at the corner of the trench and hammer it 1 foot into the ground. Repeat with the remaining stakes at each corner. After the last corner is finished, begin hammering stakes at 5-foot intervals around the perimeter of the garden. To mark the opening of your fence, hammer the last two stakes 3 feet apart.
Next part to installing garden fences, place the chicken wire in the trench behind the stakes. Pull the chicken wire tightly and staple the entire length of the wire at 5-inch intervals along the entire length of the stake. Unroll the chicken wire as you go until you have stapled the wire around the entire perimeter of the garden. Back fill with soil and firmly press down with the back of the shovel as you complete each side. When you reach your gate stakes, roll out an extra 2 feet of wire around them. Cut 2 feet off the bottom of the wire, using wire cutters. Secure the gate to the adjacent wire with tie wire to open and close the gate.