Fabulous Fences: DIY Vegetable Garden Fence

Vegetable Garden

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They say good fences make good neighbors, but good fences also make good vegetable gardens! Fencing for your vegetable garden not only adds visual interest, but is a way to protect your garden from pests, critters, and other harmful elements. Depending on your garden, a simple wire fencing might work. Finding the right vegetable garden fence can really make a difference to the success of your garden.

Take a look at some of your options when it comes to fencing in your garden. You have many options when it comes to look and budget. Take a peek and see what option might work for you! In most cases, you can assemble these yourself as a weekend project!

Vegetable Garden Fence Options:

Wood fencing is a good option, just a tad more expensive, when you want to mix the vegetable garden into the surrounding landscaping! Use basic picket fencing  to keep out smaller animals and pets such as cats.  Use heavier duty rail fences when you need to keep out larger animals such as dogs.

Chicken Wire:
Using chicken wire is an inexpensive option and can help you restrict rabbits, rats,  other smaller animals. It can do this because it has smaller openings. It is so simple to use, just bury the wire at least 6 inches into the ground. This way, animals will not burrow under it.

Use stone when you want a clean and classic look and plenty of  protection from high winds and snow. You can lay out stone fencing without cement or have a professionally assembled one done for you.

Chain Link:
Use chain link fencing when you want strength. Use fencing with a maximum opening of 1 1/2 inches to keep out rabbits and small animals. Like the chicken wire you will want to bury the fence 6 inches into the ground to avoid smaller critters from burrowing underneath.

Using the proper tree you can help build a windbreak, which also  keeps out many types of animals. Just plant the trees according to directions.

As you can see, a proper vegetable garden fence can be easy to assemble as well as budget friendly. Why not give one of these options a try and see the benefits it can offer?


  1. Abigail says

    Hi! These are by far the simplest recipes for pest control I’ve come across. But I was wondering if there is anything extra required to make the veggies safe to eat? Should I keep the spray to the leaves alone? Thanks!

  2. says

    Hey thanks for posting this! I’ve been meaning to do something like this for awhile so this definitely helped me out. I’m thinking a combination of a few types to see what I can do.


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