vegetable garden fence
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- May 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm #29041AnonymousInactive
This is my first season at my new home. We are setting up a vegetable garden in the front yard. we made the cedar boxes from this:
we now need to fence in the 36 X 32 area. Since it’s our front yard we would like something decorative. We have picked out some fences we like to build, but the problem we have run into is the materials. I really don’t want to use Pressure treated wood, especially since I planned on planting along the fence edibles, however the cedar is so expensive and limited, it triples the cost of the fence. We are trying to figure out if we can use some parts cedar and some parts pressure treated like the higher parts of the fence.
We were going to do a 6 ft fence, but we are wondering if we could do it lower since it’s not a large area that it might visually deter the deer away since they won’t have a lot of clearance for landing. That would cut some costs on the fence.
We are in the hudson valley, we get a variety of animals through our front yard.
any help appreciated, Thanks! KarenMay 26, 2010 at 11:55 pm #29469margaretKeymaster
Some of what I know about deer fencing is in this post from last year on the blog:
In an area as large as 36×32, they may not fall for the low fence — I don’t know. A double (parallel) row of low (4-foot) picket or other fence would work as the article says, and a single might…but not unless the area inside was heavily planted enough (especially just inside the fence) and appeared like something they couldn’t jump into or out of.
Have a read, and see if it helps.
You don’t need pressure-treated; here (Northeast) locust is harvested by local mills and sold for a decent price; I got mine for this other project (below) at Meltz (formerly Tipple, or maybe now all the same thing, I don’t know) in Ghent, NY.
You don’t need it “dressed” (finished nicely) even — so see what they offer or someone like that, with local wood and a sawmill.May 27, 2010 at 1:36 am #29470AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the resource, I will check into that!
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