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Deer Fencing in Auburn and Grass Valley Areas

Fencing your property as discussed above is the most ideal and permanent solution for solving your deer problems! While all the above suggestions might work or not, by creating a permanent fence barrier around your property will definitely work. While the upfront cost might be more it is the best of all the options. It is highly effective no matter the deer personality and sense of smell. It will last for decades versus having to be reapplied a few times a year or re-planted every few years. It does not involve any oil solutions. By enclosing the property with a deer fence will offer security for more than just deer. Lastly, by putting a few around your property will be the most aesthetically pleasing as it will not obstruct your view of your beautiful garden, yard, or property you work hard to maintain. Fencing is the best overall choice for deer management.


Deer Fencing in Auburn and Grass Valley

What is the best fence to keep deer out?

How tall should a deer fence be?

How to keep deer out of your yard?


Living in the California country is beautiful and relaxing. Growing a nice vegetable garden is exciting and healthy. Watching all of the wildlife like the majestic deer is just wonderful. However, when the deer start eating your garden or yard plantings, you might not feel as relaxed as you were before! We cannot blame the deer and other animals from wanting to enjoy your new vegetable garden, or the roses that are vibrantly blooming, or your freshly blooming flowers because they are hungry and look delicious!


In our area of see a lot of people put up no climb woven wire in the Loomis, Penryn, Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Forest Hill, and El Dorado Areas.


What is the best fence to keep deer out?

During a free fence consultation our fence experts will ask you about how big a property you are trying to enclose and many feet of fencing you are trying to run. Additionally, they will look at where the sits in relation to your home, because this will tell them a little about if this fence needs to be just functional or functional and aesthetically pleasing. If you have a lot of fencing to install and the fence sits back away from the field of view of your home, you might want a more basic version of a woven wire mesh fence on T-posts or peeler cores. If the fence sits more in a more prominent part of your yard, you might want to dress it up with a redwood cap and rails. Both are equally as functional and depending on the setting, both are great solutions.

Deer Fencing in Auburn and Grass Valley- Woven Wire

The most basic style as mentioned above is T-post and Wire. This solution involved driving steel t-posts into the ground and then setting peeler core or 2 3/8 inch galvanized steel tension posts. After the posts are set the wire is put up and tensioned. Since all of the items have protective coatings to be out in the weather, they last for decades and decades without any need for repairs.


The second option is to install a wire fence with a wood framing. Some folks install taller version of these redwood and wire fences. They look fantastic with a top cap board and two rails. This might be a great choice if you are creating a specific garden area that you are trying to highlight.

Deer Fencing to Keep Deer out of Garden area

How tall should a deer fence be?

While many people want to hope that a 6-foot-tall fence will be tall enough to prevent a deer or other animal from jumping over, most of the time it is now. Each deer is a different being so they all have different jumping limits, but a safer bet is to install a 7 of 8-foot-tall fence. Accomplishing this height can be done in 2 different ways.


  • 6 foot + high tensile wire – Many people install 6 foot tall deer fencing (or wire fencing as many people call it) and then run a one or two strands of high tensile smooth wire above it. This lets the deer see a 7 or 8 foot tall fence, but allows you to install an easier to manage 6 foot tall mesh. It also give a slightly less closed in look because the one or two strands at the top are more of an open feel than the mesh.

  • 7 ft or 8 foot tall woven wire – The second option is to simply install a 7 or 8 foot tall fence. Most people install this with woven wire as well in a country/agricultural setting. This animal/deer fencing can also be installed in chain link. Many people really like the black colored chain link link as it blends into the background so well. While it is a bit more expensive to install than typical wire fencing, it provides a really nice and strong property boundary solution. This can be installed in 7 feet and 8 feet tall as well.


How to keep deer out of your yard?

For all of us that are trying to deer proof our yards, we have probably searched on the web and asked neighbors what they recommend. There are a lot of ideas out there, but personally living in a deer zone, I can confirm how brave they are. Here are a few ideas that we have heard over the years, and they are each worth a try. However, remember to consider that depending on the characteristics of the deer you are seeing some might be better options than other. For instance, the option we have heard to make more noise would not work with the bucks around my house as even the sound of my children’s dirt bikes flying past them only feet away does not scare them off.


Plant things deer do not like to eat There are a lot of gardening sites that have specialty information for people planting in deer zones. These sites can be a great resource for people that are planning a new yard design or re-doing your current yard. A couple popular sites for deer specific planning information are: Garden Design, The Almanac, or House Beautiful .

Plant strong scented perennials Researchers have found that full grown deer will eat between 6 and 10 pounds of greenery each day. One of the best lines of defense is to make your backyard smell less appetizing than your neighbors. Since deer rely heavily on their sense of smell for feeding, adding strong scented hers around the yard will help create an aroma that will help deter them. Some examples of plantings you should try are garlic, chives, mint and lavender.

Keep the grounds clean By trimming the grass and picking fruit as soon as it is ripe, the deer will have less items in your yard temping them to come to visit. At the same time keeping the taller grasses trimmed down low will help with wildfire prevention while at the same time discouraging the deer from bedding down.

Let the dogs out more Most dogs are highly effective in deterring deer. The sound of most dogs barking and coming towards them will deter deer from your yard, while making fido feel like he is doing a great job as well!

Put down deer spray or other natural repellants You might decide to purchase a deer repellent like Deer Out Concentrate Deer Repellent . Here are a number of reasons that thousands of customers prefer Deer Out.

  • Deer out contains 100% natural ingredients

  • It is effective for three to four months

  • It uses a blend of oils with a nice peppermint scent that repels deer but we enjoy.

  • If repels more than just deer- Squirrels, raccoons, and even mice don’t like it.

  • Deer Out Concentrate Deer Repellent has a money back guarantee

Alternatively, natural alternatives are able to be made right in the home. Search “DIY deer Spray” and you will find lots of suggestions. While each deer is different, it’s highly probably for deer to dislike the strong smells of garlic, peppermint, chili peppers, and eggs. The nice thing about deer repellent is that it starts to work right after it is applied, but the downside is that it must be re-applied over time. Rain and irrigation watering washes away the effectiveness of these products. In most cases, these products are either sprayed right onto the plants or granules spread around on the ground near your plantings. Follow the directions of the product that you choose to use. Generally, to use deer repellent spray, all you need to do is spray your flowers and trees (or anywhere else you’re trying to protect, like raised beds and planters) while they’re dry. This allows the formula to properly adhere itself to the surface once it’s sprayed on. Some of the higher quality repellents will not need to be reapplied often, but depending on your experience you might want to re-apply after heavy rain or constant irrigation spray which may wash it offer.


Enclose gardens or yard plantings

Enclosing your plantings area or garden only with mesh or a fence is always an option if you are not able to enclose the entire property. It is not as ideal to see a fence or mesh coverings obstructing the view of all your hard work in your beautiful garden or yard space, but it does include less footage and hence will be more economical than enclosing your entire property.


Fence your property

Fencing your property as discussed above is the most ideal and permanent solution for solving your deer problems! While all the above suggestions might work or not, by creating a permanent fence barrier around your property will definitely work. While the upfront cost might be more it is the best of all the options. It is highly effective no matter the deer personality and sense of smell. It will last for decades versus having to be reapplied a few times a year or re-planted every few years. It does not involve any oil solutions. By enclosing the property with a deer fence will offer security for more than just deer. Lastly, by putting a few around your property will be the most esthetically pleasing as it will not obstruct your view of your beautiful garden, yard, or property you work hard to maintain. Fencing is the best overall choice for deer management.


Superior Fence Construction and Repair Inc is a locally owned and operated fencing company in Rocklin and the greater Sacramento region of California, and we specialize in fence installations, including deer fencing.


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