A garden fence kit is a selection of fencing, fence posts, accessories and hardware to build a complete garden fence starting from scratch.
These garden fences are not electric and cannot fail due to broken wires, dead batteries, etc. They are engineered to keep out many different animals including deer, depending on the options you choose.
There are 1000+ fence kits, combinations and options within each of these garden fences.
The purpose of this page is to help you compare the choices to best select the garden fence you need for your garden.
In general, most garden fence customers select these three things:
- A garden fence with overlap. This type of garden fence includes extra fencing overlapped and staked to the ground to the outside of the area. This acts as a dig deterrent and covers small peaks and valleys in your landscape animals can use to enter your garden. Some customers bury this overlap to exclude tunneling animals like moles.
- An all metal garden fence or garden fence with a chew barrier base. Most animals, with the exception of deer, will try and chew your fence to gain access (like rabbits and groundhogs!). With an all metal garden fence, an all metal garden fence with a chew barrier base or a poly garden fence with an all metal base (most popular) you have the best chance of keeping your garden pest free.
- A 6 foot tall or higher garden fence. The minimum suggested height for small garden areas up to 100 linear feet is 6 feet. Other areas: 7 to 7 ½ feet for areas up to 500 linear feet and 8 feet or taller for areas over 500 linear feet. This is a general guide and not a rule please use your own judgement. For example, if you are wrapping bushes like arborvitae to prevent deer damage, 6 feet tall will work for any footage length. In general the less space deer have to be able to jump inside an area, the shorter the garden fence can be – they are less likely to try and jump inside a 25x25 area than a 100 x 100 garden plot.
Below are our garden fence kits separated by type: