Winter is coming, and for many gardeners, that means it's time to start thinking about how to protect their plants from the local wildlife. One of the best ways to do this is by creating an animal barrier garden. An animal barrier garden is a garden that is designed to keep animals out, while still allowing you to enjoy your plants.
There are a few things to consider when creating an animal barrier garden, such as the type of animals you are trying to keep out, the size of your garden, and the type of plants you are growing. In this blog, we will discuss some tips on when and how you should create an animal barrier garden that will help you keep your plants safe this winter (and beyond).
In this blog we will answer these questions and more:
- Which local wildlife love to eat garden plants?
- What is an animal barrier garden, and what are there uses?
- When should I choose to install an animal barrier garden?
- Which plants grow best in an animal barrier garden?
- How Frame It All can help you choose the best animal barrier garden that will protect your plants and vegetables?
Visit our website to learn more about our Animal Barrier Gardens and how you can protect your plants from local wildlife.
Which Local Wildlife Try To Eat Garden Plants?
There is a variety of local wildlife that try to eat garden plants. The most common include deer, rabbits, groundhogs, and voles. Other less common include raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, and skunks.
If you have a problem with one of these animals eating your plants, there are a few things you can do to try to deter them. You can try to scare them away with loud noises, bright lights, or by spraying them with water. You can also try to fence them out or remove the food source that they're after.
What Is An Animal Barrier Garden?
An animal barrier garden is a garden that is designed to keep animals out. The most common type of animal barrier garden utilize a fence around the perimeter. Fences can be made of metal, wood, or plastic. They can be tall or short, depending on the type of animal you are trying to keep out. If you are trying to keep out small animals like rabbits, a tall fence is not necessary.
When Should You Consider Installing an Animal Barrier Garden?
If you have animals that are constantly getting into your garden, you may want to consider installing an animal barrier garden. This type of garden is designed to keep animals out while allowing you to enjoy your plants and flowers.
There are a few things to consider before you install an animal barrier garden, such as the type of animals you want to keep out, the size of your garden, and the type of plants and flowers you have.
Which Plants Grow Best In An Animal Barrier Garden?
When planning an animal barrier garden, it's important to select plants that will effectively deter smaller pests. Some animals, such as deer, are more likely to eat certain plants than others too, so it’s worth considering this when selecting what plants you are going to grow. Some plants that work well in animal barrier gardens include lavender, rosemary, and thyme.
Vertical Gardening & Vermicomposting with Your Animal Barrier Garden
Vertical gardening is a great way to maximize your space, whether you have a small yard or balcony. By growing vertically, you can create a beautiful and productive garden in a fraction of the space. Many Animal barrier gardens will have a fence that can also act as a support trellis for your plants! Grow produce such as tomatoes, eggplants, and cucumbers taller with additional support.
Frame It All Carries An Extensive Collection of Animal Barrier Gardens You Can Choose From
The 8' x 8' Topolski Animal Barrier Garden is the perfect solution for those looking for a garden bed that is both functional and attractive. The garden bed is made from high-quality materials and features an animal barrier fence that helps to keep pests out.
The garden bed is easy to assemble and comes with all the necessary hardware. All you need is a hammer to drive the stakes into the ground, and you can quickly build this raised garden bed. The Topolski Animal Barrier Garden is the perfect solution for those looking for a garden bed that is both stylish and functional.
Here are a few of the features the 8' x 8' Topolski Animal Barrier Garden has that will help you protect your plants from local wildlife:
- The equivalent of 97 single-use plastic bottles is diverted from oceans and landfills to make each 4 ft. 2” Profile composite board!
- Food-safe composite boards are made from 38% HDPE Plastic and 62% Certified Sustainably Sourced Wood Fibers.
- 42 square feet of total planting area
- Garden will assemble in a 8’ x 8’ square foot location
- Snap-Lock Brackets – simply slide and snap