PVC Blueberry Bush Covers

3 Materials
$20
1 Hour
Easy

Keep birds and squirrels away from your precious berries by creating this easy pvc cover!
Determine how tall and wide you’d like your blueberry bush cover. We actually have a larger and smaller bush, so we made two different sizes. With your PVC pipe, cut
      – 4 height-wise lengths (ex. for a 4ft tall cover, cut 4 48-inch pieces)
      – 8 width-wise pieces (ours are 3 feet wide and deep, so we cut 8- 3ft pieces)
Once your cover frame is complete, add the wildlife netting. My hubby did this by draping it over the top and securing it with zip ties. Be sure to overlap the netting so you don’t leave any gaps for birds or other animals to get through. The zip ties work well since they can be cut away if necessary, and in our case, they were the same color as the PVC.  
Finally, place your cover over your blueberry plants and anchor them down with landscape pins. These will keep any gusts of wind or nosy deer from pushing over the cover. The covers can be easily lifted away when you’re ready to harvest. The landscape pins are simple to lift up and replace when you’re finished. 
And that's it! These are perfect for any fruit bushes that need protection from wildlife snackers. And since they're lightweight and easy to use, they're perfect for easy removal for picking.

Suggested materials:

  • PVC Pipes  (Lowe's)
  • Zip Ties  (Lowe's)
  • Wildlife Netting  (Lowe's)

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1 question
  • Krafty Kathy
    on Jun 18, 2020

    We need this for our fig tree, (and the peach tree too lol)

    Hubby think we need metal wire instead of just netting. Any critter chewing on yours? Our crazy squirrels have chewed the Christmas lights and the siding so we may need an electric fence.

    • We haven't had any animals chewing on it, and they're five years old. My dad uses his to keep out deer, and they've worked really well. I see where your husband is coming from, and you could definitely rig up more of an arched shape with wire. Let me know how it turns out!

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