Natural fence Panel
March 23, 2012 by Crystal Rayne
Projects & Recipes
This week I decided, after fully completing my flower garden fence, I would go bigger. In the front yard you might recall the herb garden we worked on last summer. Already this year Buck is digging and laying all over in the garden. It occurred to me last year, having a garden in the backyard is a no go. You might also recall my yard is a deer mating ground. I am not going to waste my time setting up a veggie buffet for them, so the veggies will be in the front yard. Plus this is where Orthos and Buck are at most times and guard from the windows when inside the house.
How to keep Buck out? I need to make a fence and since it is a large area I need to do it in panels. I went out and took some measurements and grabbed my branches, twigs, trimmers and floral wire. It is a start to ending the reign of Buck in the garden.
Lay out your frame pieces and tie together. Make sure you shape the ends of the two end pole to be able to put in the ground.
Now, lay out your smaller branches they way you like. Tie the ends to the frame and throughout the center of the panel. Bend or twist some of the branches before tying to get a interesting look and it will make the center of your panel more sturdy.
Carry it outside and stick it in the ground. You might find you will need to have a center post support as well, depending on how long of a panel you make. If so, simply get another branch with similar thickness as the two ends and stake it behind the panel. Then using the floral wire, tie it to the top and bottom of the frame. I will be adding the center post to each panel once I pull Hyper Minnie Mouse away from it.
2 panels complete, only 12 more to go. As you can see I had to stop to chase down a child in the front yard in her NIGHTGOWN!
I think it turned out nice. Once the garden is done I will move on to attempt to master a much thicker one to protect my mound veggies. Last thing I need is Buck digging to China in my mound of pumpkins, squash or melons.