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Old 02-20-2014, 03:21 PM
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If you have a t-post fence already installed but is not tall enough to keep the deer out you can use the t-post fence extenders T-Post extender,r t-post fence extension . they work and easy to install. they ship them to your door.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:23 AM
Location: Western Washington
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Originally Posted by cdelena View Post
I had deer and rabbits eating fresh vegetation regularly.

Since the land behind us is pretty well wooded there is limited space for an easy run so I guessed a visual barrier at six feet would be a good deterrent.. and sure enough it has stopped incursions.

We bought a place with a four foot split rail fence and the deer had no trouble hopping over so I added 2x2 4' extensions to each post and strung two lines of cable 15 and 30 inches above the top rails. It is not especially aesthetically pleasing but it is functional. (also added fine mesh on the lower foot to keep out hungry rabbits).

I'm with you though...the structures might not be aesthetically pleasing...but I'll just bet your garden is a whole lot more aesthetically pleasing now!

Personally, I'm a whole lot more interested in saving my plants, than I am in ensuring that people like my fence.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:20 PM
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The OP has HOA rules to abide by.

Otherwise, I would again suggest (as I did before, a few years ago) RogMar's slanted pole fence with string or wire or something or other tied to it. (I've never tried it, but he swears it works and I've also read somewhere else, can't remember where, that it does. Mother Earth News, maybe? I'd heard of it before RogMar mentioned it on the Arkansas board.

If anyone wants to the details about it, the old post could probably be found with a search.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:32 AM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I gave up on growing roses in the front yard and moved them to the back, with a 6' wooden fence the deer never go back there. Where I grow vegetable on the side yard I ended up with a greenhouse, because of the deer and also squirrels. The polypropylene deer fencing 7' high kept the deer out, but not the squirrels. We have probably 30 Hostas in the front, the deer and rabbits still munch on them but there's plenty to go around.
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