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Keep Your New Garden Protected With A Homemade Temporary Fence

Freddie Kuhn

Create a temporary fence to set up around your garden. Temporary fences will alert others and prevent them from walking on the sections that have seeds planted in them. Temporary fencing is an affordable and attractive way to keep your new project protected. Read the following steps to learn how to make one.

Use These Materials

  • flat, wooden stakes
  • acrylic paint (multiple colors)
  • standard paintbrush
  • thin paintbrush
  • measuring tape
  • twine
  • netting
  • large rocks or bricks
  • scissors
  • newspaper
  • old cloth
  • hammer

Measure And Mark The Perimeter Of The Garden

Measure and mark the perimeter of the garden so that you can easily see where you are going to place the temporary fencing. You can place large rocks or bricks in the corners to show a rough outline of the area. Decide how many stakes you would like to place on each side. Pieces of twine will be used to connect each stake. If you are going to use a lot of stakes on each side, they can be decorated to form a pattern that will look nice.

Paint And Decorate The Stakes

Lay the wooden stakes on a flat surface that is covered with an old cloth or newspaper. Paint each one with a standard paintbrush. Use acrylic paint that is designed to be used outside so that it won't fade or chip. Consider using bright colors that will be easy to see. After both sides of each stake have been painted, add extra decorative features to help them stand out even more. You can paint pictures of vegetables or write out the names of what you have planted with a thin paintbrush.

Set Up The Fence

Use your measuring tape to assist with spacing the wooden stakes out evenly. Insert the sharp edges into the ground. If you are having trouble with any of them, tap the tops lightly with a hammer. Cut out pieces of twine to tie between stakes that are next to each other. Once the entire fence has been set up, you can keep your garden further protected by draping a piece of netting over the top. The edges of the netting can rest on the stakes.

The plants in your garden will still be able to receive sunlight and water, but you won't have to worry about them becoming damaged by being walked upon. Once the plants begin growing taller and are easy to see, you can take down the fencing