Love My Dog - Love My Garden: wire garden fencing

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Love My Dog - Love My Garden

By kytnbabe
July 9, 2016

Boomer, my one-year-old German Shepherd dog, is always looking for work when he's outside. Unfortunately, he often likes to dig through one of my planters during the winter. By spring I realized I'd have to have a barrier on them to be able to plant flowers.

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Polymerous
Jul 8, 2016 10:08 PM CST
I did something similar with my daylily seedling beds this year, using green poly coated wire fencing.

While it has done the job in keeping my dog and other critters out, and is not visible (from a distance), I have found that as the seedlings grow large, the fence "hoops" have become a problem insofar as maintenance goes, particularly as regards removing dead leaves and cutting spent scapes. I think I may still use this approach while the seedlings are small, but will then transition to putting decorative wrought iron edging borders (which come in 2 ft or so pieces) along the inside edges of the bed. The height of the bed plus the height of the edging should hopefully be enough to deter my dog. ( Crossing Fingers! on the other critters... Rolling my eyes. )


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The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.

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