Choosing Portable Lawn and Garden Fencing
Protecting your property from neighborhood critters or your toddlers can sometimes feel like a full-time job. We’ve all left a mulch pile or freshly seeded area alone for a little too long before the kids and dog leap in. And forget trusting the neighborhood deer to leave your garden alone overnight!
Portable fencing can be used to prevent any risks of animals, children, and the environment affecting your home projects. With quick installation and the ability to be moved around your property, these offer long- and short-term solutions to keep rabbits out of your garden or hold snow back from your driveway.
Different Types of Portable Fencing
Garden and pest fences prevent deer, rabbits, squirrels, and other four-legged friends from grazing on your garden from the side. For issues with insects or birds attacking from the top, consider surrounding the plants with thin netting. This will also keep any leaves and other debris out of your garden or bird baths.
Pet fences keep dogs, cats, birds, and other pets in a designated spot (or rather, out of a designated spot!). Pet fences are great for containing chickens to their coop’s land, making sure cats don’t leave the porch, and preventing dogs from munching on your herb garden. These can also be used to make your own “dog park” and give your dog room to roam without leaving the backyard.
Safety barriers use bright colors to make extremely visible deterrents. They are durable against natural elements and most come with UV protection. These are ideal for gating off any home renovation projects, off-duty work equipment, or the freshly planted garden!
Snow fences are helpful for any issues with snow drift containment. They reduce wind and contain snowbanks to one area. They can also act as driveway markers and provide extra visibility for drivers, farm machine operators, and snow blower users.
Privacy and shade screens offer wind/sun protection and privacy for yards, patios, driveways, and gardens. There’s every option from small garden shades to trendy designs that match your home’s aesthetic. Having a barrier to block the wind and beating sun can make a huge difference in your plants’ health.
Erosion control fences constrain bare earth, sediment, and gravel around a project site or other open area. They are usually made of a woven geotextile that can hold back the sediment and allow water to pass through.
Factors to Consider Before Purchasing Portable Fencing
Purpose: Your goals will determine the type, size, and quality of fence needed. You might even need several different fencing methods if you’re facing invasive garden bugs, deer, and wind destroying your prized crops.
Local climate and durability: Not all fences are created equal, so it’s important to always consider how environmental factors could impact your fencing’s stability. If you hope to keep the barrier up year-round in a hot and windy climate, make sure it’s UV-protected, waterproof, and made from a durable material.
Design and aesthetic: No dedicated gardener wants to hide their hard work behind an unattractive fence. Luckily, many types of barriers come in visually pleasing designs that can match your house or garden colors. Green pet fences, for example, will probably blend into your garden the best.
Level of portability: Every type of fence or barrier requires a different amount of effort to install or remove. Fences can use stakes to hold them to the ground or small ties to connect them to existing vertical supports like porch banisters. Garden netting is often just draped over plants or trellises and weighed down on the edges with rocks. If you’re hoping to move the fence or barrier around during the season, make sure it’s easy to set up and take down.
There’s a wide array of portable fencing options to help you keep garden pests away, your property protected, and young kids far from risky spots. Take back your lawn and garden with a portable fence!
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Last updated: 8/25/2022