We are demolishing our older house and building a new modern house. Our old fence won't look that good with a modern house, so we are searching for a sleek, modern fence to complement the new house. It's quite fun to shop for the new house and see how the different fence styles might look with the new house. This blog has some inspiration for other home owners looking to get a new fence installed. We have a range of materials, styles and fencing techniques on display on this blog. I hope you will find it useful when looking for a new fence.
Deer are beautiful and lovely creatures that are admired by many. Their innocent looks can make one wonder why there are not so many domesticated deer in homes. One reason is that behind their innocent beautiful looks, there lies a predatory beast that poses a certain degree of danger to gardens; if a deer can gain access to your garden, it can wipe everything out within minutes. In fact, a mature deer feeds on 6 to 10 pounds of food on a daily basis. If you live in the wild, or in areas where deer patrol randomly, you have probably been forced to deal with the deer situation a number of times. Here are tips on how you can keep deer out of your garden.
Your first line of defense should be a good sturdy fence such as a chain link fence. But this shouldn't be just any fence; it should be a tall fence that is at least 8 foot high. Deer are naturally gifted jumpers and so a short fence won't do much to keep the greens in your garden safe. If there is tall grass around the fence area, mow the grass for at least 10 to 15 foot from the fence; it is important for the deer to have a clear view of the fence so that they don't run through the fence.
And when you are choosing your fence, you should know how deer perceive colors. In their world, deer understand black and white and different tones of gray more than any other colors. So a fence painted with contrasting colors will be of a particular interest to a deer.
Invest In A Dog
If there is a time where the title 'man's best friend' applies more than any other time, it is the time when a deer is around. A deer won't get near your garden if you have a dog patrolling your yard most of the times simply because a dog sends a shiver down a deer's spine. However, you will have to train your dog not to bark incessantly; a deer is a smart animal and can quickly figure out that a non-stop barker of a dog is merely a scare tactic. So if you already have a dog, do not think that your dog is useless if a deer is still accessing your garden; the dog is just using the wrong barking tactics.Share
26 August 2016