The best fence to use around your garden depends on what animals you need to keep out. This factor alone determines fence height, mesh size, and depth to bury the fence bottom. Remember that, in search of food, animals will try harder (and smarter) to get over, under, or through any fence. So, another option is creating both a physical and visual barrier if you can. This makes garden rocks for sale quite essential as an added protection for fences so animals can’t burrow under it.
If your home and garden are in the outback or the rural parts of Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Tasmania, then you’ll have to be wary of the occasional Bush Turkey, Bandicoot, Kangaroos and other marsupials, Emu, Dingo, Wombat, and Tasmanian Devil. In other parts of the country, you also need to contend with some of these (like the Roos, Wombats, and Dingos) as well as Rabbits, Echidna, Storm Birds, Skinks, Boobook, Water Dragon, Sugar Glider, Possums, and poisonous snakes.
While most of these will attempt to get to your garden for food, some, like the snakes and skinks, need to be kept out as they pose a hazard to your children, pets, and adults alike.
Make the fence tall enough
Consider that most animal’s instinct upon encountering an obstacle is to jump over it. Make the fence around your garden (and perhaps your home) six to eight feet tall. Reinforce the fence to make a physical or visual barrier such as corrugated iron, bamboo sheets, or even plywood will do.
Bury your fence at least 2 feet underground
Small animals and critters will attempt to burrow under your fence to eat your garden. Make sure you bury the fence posts and everything else at least two feet underground. If you find it hard to bury everything, you can make a 2-foot trench to bury hardware wire mesh that becomes part of your fence. If you plan to use corrugated iron, this is much easier to bury once you’ve made a trench. Reinforce the base of the fence with garden rocks to discourage animals from attempting to burrow.
Remember that whatever you use for the visual barrier must be buried because this also keeps away the pests like rats and snakes.
Put up a secondary fence around fruit and vegetables
If you’re just protecting your home and garden against pests and animal entry, the above is more than enough. If you have a vegetable or fruit garden, you need to put up a secondary fence around it. Hardware mesh wire with posts buried several inches underground is enough. Add some netting or any similar material hung over the plants to protect against birds and other flying animals like the storm bird and sugar glider.
For garden rocks for sale that is essential for your fences, Labrador Landscape Supplies provide a wide range of garden rocks that you can choose from. We also have a comprehensive range of pebbles, gravel, and other garden and landscaping materials for any garden of any size. Call us for more details on 07 5537 2841 or take a look at our landscape materials at http://landscape-supply.com.au/.