Protect your vegetable patch with wire fencing

The UK has gone ‘grow your own’ potty with homeowners converting back gardens into vegetable plots and farmers donating land to make allotments in land share schemes. If you have started growing your own produce you may need to start thinking about garden fencing to protect your vegetable patch.

Vegetable gardens can be devastated by rabbits if appropriate garden fencing isn’t used. They can completely decimate your hard grown veggies over night so make sure you think ahead and take steps to protect the perimeter of your garden or allotment.

Wire fencing is very effective at keeping small animals like rabbits out of your cabbages and carrots. You will need basic construction skills to erect wire fencing correctly so that it stands the test of being gnawed at and also stands up to the weather conditions in the windy winter months.

The first step should be to measure the garden accurately to assess how much garden fencing you are going to need. Think ahead and if you may want to add more vegetables in the future create a larger perimeter than you need now. This will allow you to expand over time and still maintain the protection from the wire fencing. To keep the garden fencing unobtrusive you can select wire fencing with a green coating so that it blends into the background foliage and doesn’t offend the eye. Most wire fencing comes on a roll and can then be secured to metal posts.

To ensure you have no further rabbit attacks make sure there is no gap in the fence. Rabbits are tenacious and will get through even the smallest of spaces in pursuit of some nighttime carrot nibbles. Also check the fencing is firmly positioned against the ground so that animals can’t squeeze in underneath.
At Siddall and Hilton we stock a wide range of garden fencing including wire mesh and metal fencing.

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