Deer Fence Designs by Pacific Fence & Wire
What’s a deer fence, and why might you need one? Following up on that question: What’s a good deer fence design, and where can I find one? The answer to all these questions and more can be found at your friendly neighborhood fencing expert: Pacific Fence & Wire!
A deer fence is designed to keep deer off your property. Deer are beautiful to look at, and their presence in urban and suburban areas is a pleasant reminder that nature is never too far away.
But deer are also nuisance animals. They eat our vegetable gardens and bushes. They drop scat. And they carry ticks that can cause Lyme disease, although this is a much bigger problem in the Northeastern United States than it is up here in the Pacific Northwest.
Deer also tend to use trees to assist them in rubbing the felt from their new horns. This can damage and even kill your trees.
Despite fluctuations in the population and the fact that they were once hunted to near-extinction, deer have rebounded. In the Pacific Northwest, deer populations are now estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands.
So if you want to protect your lawn, fruit trees, gardening, planting, and other aspects of your landscaping from nuisance deer, then you should consider partnering with PF&W on a deer fence.
Deer Fencing Designs and Considerations
We recommend installing a high fence that’s at least 7 feet tall to protect your property from deer. Deer can jump high. If they have comfortable and unimpeded access to your yard, they’ll be munching on your tomato vines in no time and ruining the landscape you worked so hard to cultivate.
If your property abuts green spaces, then the arrival of deer is a near certainty throughout a lifetime. You’ll need to consider deer netting or some other deer-resistant fencing to keep them off your land.
Deer fence designs depend on several factors, including materials. Large animals like deer and elk can be kept at bay with woven fences or even electric fences. The design and the extras depend on the size of the fence needed and the client’s budget.
Please note: You’ll probably need to check local laws and regulations to determine the type of fence you’re permitted to erect on your property, especially when it comes to electric fences.
Consider the following when looking into deer fence designs that may be appropriate for you and your property.
- Metal mesh fencing
- Polypropylene (plastic) mesh
- Fencing topped by a pergola
- Fencing with hedges along one or both sides
- Fencing with a hill leading up to it
Property owners may also consider a fence that appears more like a wall. Deer are less likely to attempt to scale or jump a fence when they can’t see what’s on the other side of it.
Finally, keep in mind that a determined deer will also try to go under a fence. Make sure any installation of deer fencing eliminates gaps between the bottom of the fence and the ground.
Pacific Fence & Wire
Whatever the right solution is for you and your property, we can help you discover it. We’ve been in the business for the better part of a century, so we bring to each project a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise.
Get in touch with us today, and we’ll start sleuthing out a solution that protects your yard and the deer that try to get inside.