Until recently, this is how we kept unwanted guests out of our garden -
While you’re probably thinking to yourself, “wow, that’s a beautiful fence and it looks completely impenetrable”, you’d be surprised at how easily a dog and an almost 2 year old can get around it. Tired of Riley jumping in the garden while chasing birds, and having to chase after Juice as she tries to pull out all of the plants, we decided to build a real fence around the garden. We wanted something functional, but that didn’t totally cut off the garden from the rest of the yard. We opted to go with a 4ft fence (Riley can really jump) and use wire fencing for the barrier. We started by intalling 4×4′s for the posts, taking our time to make sure all the posts were level and straight.
Next we attached the wire fencing to the yard side of the posts using a staple gun -
Then we used 2×4′s for the fence railing, covering the top, bottom, and middle seem of the wire mesh. When we stapled the wire fencing to the posts, we only stapled where the 2×4′s would cover so if you were standing in the yard, you wouldn’t see any staples.
We’re not finished yet (pretty sure a gate is vital to the whole project…), but so far we love it! I was really nervous that the fence would look homemade or stick out like a sore thumb, but I think it blends pretty well with the rest of the yard.
And Riley’s only run into the fence once so far!