Wednesday, 7 August 2013

How Much Wildlife do you Want in Your Garden?

One of my recent posts discussed how to keep your dog inside your garden. Another aspect of your fencing is to keep out unwelcome wildlife.

No, I’m not suggesting that our wooden fencing will stop a tiger getting into your garden, but unless you live near an unfortunate zoo, that’s not likely to be a problem here. It probably won’t stop the neighbours’ cats coming in either, but there could be other life in the locality that you would prefer to keep outside your boundaries.

Don't Let Animals Spoil Your Garden

When you view the TV wildlife problems, you’ll see that some people do welcome wild foxes, badgers and deer into their gardens. These animals, however, can do a lot of damage to your lawns and planting, so while you may love to view and support them in the wild, you may prefer to discourage them from your garden with adequate fencing. We suggest that a high wooden fence, perhaps with some mesh dug in the ground underneath, will be sufficient in most cases.

In locations as varied as Upminster and Orsett, fences around homes have also been topped with attractive trellis work at the top to make them even higher. Of course, it’s important to check them regularly for any repair work needed.

Keep an Eye on Security

Don’t forget your garden gates either. Close the entry way with solid wooden gates to match your fencing and get added security from unwelcome visitors, whether animal or human. Undertake appropriate fence repairs to keep your boundaries secure so that you can have more time to enjoy your garden with the bees and wee things that will help, rather than the larger animals that could damage it.

NB Thanks to and their contributor for the lovely tiger pic.

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