Although our garden fence is only about 5′ high – it does seem to keep the deer from just waltzing through.
We have been fairly lucky at the farm when it comes to damage from bucks and does. For the most part – our 5’ high post and board fence has kept them from strolling through our garden. In addition, our heavy plantings of ornamental grasses and peppers throughout the landscape (low on their “love to eat list”) have never seemed to interest them.
But we are not immune from their damage. Just last fall – they destroyed our newly planted and unprotected apple trees – stripping the bark clean, and ripping the leaves to shreds.
Deer Damage:The deer destroyed two of our newly planted and unprotected fruit trees last fall.