Have you recently moved into a new home? Did you decide that you want to put up a garden this year? Putting in a garden can take a lot of effort, but it can also be extremely rewarding. And if you live in a more rural area, you'll want to protect that investment of time and effort by fencing off your garden to keep out a variety of animals. If you're still trying to decide what type of fence to use, here are some reasons why chain link fencing may be just what you need:
- Stops many animals: While chain link fencing may not stop deer, it can prevent many other types of animals from entering your garden. Unlike wooden fencing, an animal can't simply chew a hole in it in order to enter your garden. If you need to stop small animals, such as rabbits, that might squeeze through the chain links, you can simply run a strip of chicken wire fencing around the bottom of your chain link. If you're wondering why you shouldn't just use only chicken wire in the first place, you also need to consider cats or dogs. While they may not try to enter your garden on purpose, if a large animal happens to run into your fence, they could knock it over and destroy some of the plants growing within. A good chain link fence should be too sturdy to allow something like this to happen.
- Easily see the garden: Sometimes, it's nice to simply look out at your garden and see all the things that are growing there. Other times, you may want to be able to watch to make sure that the local birds aren't making off with your crops. Unlike more solid fencing options, chain link fencing allows you to see exactly what's going on in your garden at any time. This also allows you to quickly respond to plants that are drooping and otherwise showing signs that they need to be watered as soon as possible.
- Sturdy trellis: Some people buy fences, then they also buy a number of trellises to support their beans, peas, cucumbers and other vine-growing vegetables. But if you don't have to worry about four-legged critters eating your garden, this is an unnecessary expense. Not only will sturdy chain link fencing will discourage the neighborhood cats from entering and keep stray dogs out, you'll be able to use the chain link to grow vegetables that would otherwise need to be supported. Instead of spending money on fencing and then potentially hundreds of dollars more on plant supports, save money by simply using your chain link fences.