Now that March is here, you know what that means! Your lawns and gardens are going to start perking up again. However, your home’s landscape might also become a buffet table for certain uninvited guests. These guests? Deer. Although you might seem them more frequently in the fall, that doesn’t mean they aren’t still active as spring returns. So use a fence to discourage them from coming onto your property.
Why Are Deer Nuisances?
Deer are cute, but they’re also nuisances. Some breeds of deer can jump incredibly high in the air, so sometimes even a high, sturdy wall might not be sufficient to keep them away. However, you can build a deer fence designed to distract and intimidate them. If they can’t see where they’re going or find an easy path to your property, then they’ll likely decide to avoid entering. But don’t worry, because you do have some choices to repel them.
What Can You Do?
Depending on the regulations in your community, you can put in a deer fence. The deer fence should be around six, seven, or eight feet tall. Now, you may run into height restrictions, so keep those rules in mind. You can build a short picket fence that is only four or five feet high. But because you place the pickets so close together, it will activate a fear response in the deer – they won’t want to go somewhere that could be hiding a predator when they are the prey.
What Other Fence Options Do You Have?
Double Fence: The concept of the double fence is becoming increasingly popular all around the world. Put two four feet high fences near each in a ring formation. While you will be able to take care of the area around and between these fences, they will prevent deer from infiltrating your yard.
Wood Fences: With a wood fence in place, you can decide whether you want it to be split-rail or standard. You can increase privacy and keep out intruders.
Electrified Fences: Electric fences will deliver a mild shock to any deer that crosses its path. However, just be sure your kids and pets don’t get too close it!
Take Care of All Your Deer Fence Needs with Help from Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry, and can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that bests suits your needs and budget.
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