There are many areas where electric fences of all shapes and sizes can prove extremely effective in the garden. Whether you want to keep out foxes, rabbit, deer or snails or protect your plants or pets we can find a solution for you!
You are much more likely to see a fox in urban areas than you are in the country, they are attracted to your garden by the well-kept grass (plenty of worms!), bins and of course any neighbours that might be feeding them. We can help you protect your lawn, stop the nasty smells and protect your pets, just give us a call on 08445 616027 or e-mail us with a plan or photo of your garden.
Rabbit netting is by far the simplest and most common type of fencing used to keep rabbits out. The nets come in two types 50cm high orange netting which is good for long distances as you can easily tell if the fencing has been damaged, or 70cm high green ‘super rabbit’ (for those that have eaten a lot of spinach!) which is good for gardens and areas where aesthetics are more important.
The height of the netting isn’t tremendously important as all rabbit netting should be installed at a 30-45 degree angle facing the direction in which the rabbit approaches. The idea of this is that the rabbits’ ears, which are very sensitive, touch the netting first and also that it looks too far to bury under unlike standard fencing.
Netting is very easy to use it comes with the posts, warning sign, and guys and all you do is unroll it and push the posts into the ground, you can clips as many nets as you need together but you must make sure that you have a powerful enough energiser. Please see our kits or call us on 08445 616027 or e-mail for further advice.
Beautiful though they are it is hard to look favourably on a deer that has just finished eating your prized rose bush!
Deer are creatures of habit and are very shy and nervous so there are things that can be done in conjunction with electric fencing to make your chances of keeping them out of your garden more successful these include;
Deer will always approach from the same direction and the same path, if you place an obstacle in that path such as part of a bush they will start to become wary.
Baiting - they are particularly partial to peanut butter which can be smeared on the fence posts at regular intervals this way they are reminded that the fence is electric.
These things are best done at the same time as the fence is erected so that the overall impact makes the deer change their path and feeding location.
The 3D Fence
Deer can obviously jump very high so instead of building an 8’ fence the best way to stop them is by height and width. The 3D fence consists of a small nose height fence around the outer perimeter with one wire which should be baited regularly a taller fence should then be erected about one to one and a half metres inside this with at least three wires. The idea is that the deer will know that the fence is electric because they will have investigated the bait and will be reticent to try and jump it because of its width.
This by far the best kind of fence but here are some other things you could try:
Our tall electrified poultry netting can keep off the smaller species of deer – again it is a good idea to bait this.
Post and Wire
You can build a fence using wooden posts with insulators and wire and we have plastic posts available up to 1.5m tall. Please call us on 08445 616027 or e-mail for further advice.
SnailAway is the most exciting slug and snail prevention invention in recent history!
SnailAway provides reliable protection from slugs and snails without any of the usual drawbacks… it works in all weathers, requires very little maintenance and looks good.
No poisons, no constant re-application and no ‘old wives’ tales just straight forward applied science.
Consisting of an adhesive tape, that can stick to nearly anything, and a battery box SnailAway gives any slug and snail trying to crawl over it an electric shock which makes it recoil and prevents it from crossing.
SnailAway works best on a vertical surface this is because when the slug or snail recoils it is best if it falls off and away from your plant.
It can be used on pots, raised beds, greenhouse staging, tree trunks and patio slabs in fact it sticks to almost anything!