Not all uninvited guests on your property are of the human variety. As spring approaches, the deer that live in the woods will become more active. This also means that they will venture into residential neighborhoods in search of gardens and lawns to munch on, which means you need to put up some deer fences as a preventative measure.
First of all, let’s learn more about why deer can be so annoying. As adorable as the deer are, they represent a considerable threat to your lawn and landscape. Since they are capable of jumping incredibly high, you will want to be sure that your deer fences are high enough to counter that ability. Height isn’t the only advantage you have though since you can use other deterrents to keep them from even approaching your yard. Confusing and scaring the deer off is enough to keep them away without harming or otherwise injuring them.
Responses to Deer Problems
Now that we have talked about the problems that deer pose, let’s discuss what happens next. In other words, what can you do about them? Start by talking to your HOA about how high you can build your proposed deer fence. Even if your fence isn’t particularly tall – say, four or five feet – you can still use it to make a difference. By stacking the pickets together, you can make them think that they are going to be prey to a potential predator hiding in the bushes nearby, and then they will want to escape as quickly as possible.
Other Potential Solutions
With the possible responses in the rearview mirror, we can now chat about some alternatives that you can use. Building a double fence is surprisingly effective, mainly because it provides two layers of protection. You can still carry out landscaping maintenance tasks, but deer won’t be able to bother you. A simple wood fence, whether or not it is split-rail, also helps stop the deer in their tracks. Finally, consider using an electric fence, since it is invisible and won’t detract from your curb appeal. Just ensure that kids and pets don’t play too close to it!
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 best suits your needs and budget.
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