The Different Types of Deer Fencing

types of deer fence
A good example of a bad deer fence - large opening size squares

There are many different types of deer fencing available to purchase but only few can match the benefits offered with Benner's Gardens deer fence. Traditionally, perimeter fences were made from electric or wire fence materials that were very unattractive and difficult to install & maintain. These types of deer fencing were not very humane or environmentally friendly since they could easily rust and wear down from the weather and thus cause harm to deer that tried to pass by deer getting stuck in the fence. 

The purpose of a deer fence is not to hurt the deer, but rather, to safely deter them from your property. With this concept in mind, we at Benners Gardens designed a virtually invisible black polypropylene mesh type of deer fencing. Our type of deer fencing is a high strength mesh material that has the durability and strength to keep deer securely out of your property. The black color of this type of deer fencing is difficult to see from a distance, even when as close as 15-20 feet away! Thus, installing this type of deer fence will not take away from the beauty and architecture of your home and landscape.

There are many benefits to using our types of deer fencing for your property as an alternative to the typical wood or wire types of deer fencing:

  • 7.5' feet deer fencing to ensure many types of deer will not be able to jump over the fencing
  • Very cost effective and durable materials will save you money
  • Easy to install for all types of properties and layouts
  • A humane way to prevent white tailed deer on your property opposed to other types of deer fencing such as electric fences
  • Does not detract from the appearance of your home or property/landscape

Although the fence is 7.5 feet tall, once it is installed it stands at 7 feet. This height discrepancy happens because we recommend that you flare the bottom 6" of this type of deer fence to the ground and then toward the outside of the enclosure. The flared part of the fence is then staked tightly to the ground. This is done to keep the different species of deer from maneuvering underneath the deer fencing. Other types of deer fencing do not attach securely to the ground and can allow deer and other animals and rodents to push under the fence and enter your property, thus defeating the purpose of and enclosure system. For maximum deer protection, the 7' high type of deer fencing is ideal. Taller heights work also work well, but anything shorter than 7' high will not work as a deer fence.

After Installing Deer Fence

Deer are native creatures of habit, and these habits include their patterns of migration and food trails. There are many species of deer in the world that range from medium sized deer to very large deer. With this in mind, once a type of deer fence has been installed, the local deer need to be trained to avoid the fence. To deter a deer family from your fence line, when you first install your deer fence you will need to tie white streamers (which are available for purchase) onto the fence, approximately every ten feet so that the deer can see and avoid the fence. Once the deer family learns about the fence, they will change their path to avoid the deer fencing and you can remove the streamers.

Our type of deer fencing was specifically developed to be easy to install and maintain for many years and to deter many species of deer that are prone to your area. Unlike other types of deer fencing, our deer fence can easily attach to existing trees or, if your area is vacant of trees, you can use our support posts. If you would like added protection for your property from white tailed deer, mule deer, red deer, or any other species of deer that are native to your area, we also offer heavy duty types of deer fence that are 65% stronger than our standard types of deer fence. If you have any questions about the types of deer fencing we offer at Benner's Gardens, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

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