How can I extend garden fence height to keep deer from jumping in?

by Deb32800074
I have a 4 ' fence around my garden with metal t-posts. I need to get the fencing a couple of feet higher at least to keep the deer out. Any ideas to attach something to the posts to get the height I need to add more wire on it?

  6 answers
  • Ken Ken on Mar 21, 2018

    They are designed for the height. Additional height will need additional structure at the bottom.

  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 21, 2018

    deer can jump pretty high...most deer enclosures I’ve seen have been closer to ten feet. Check with your county extension office...

  • 17335038 17335038 on Mar 22, 2018

    Agree with both Ken and Dfm. I have seen deer jump over a 6ft high fence from a standing position. They have extraordinary ability to know where food is and how to get at it.

  • Shirley Hearn Shirley Hearn on Mar 22, 2018

    My husband and I replaced our 4 ft fence with an 8 ft fence. We switched out the t-posts for 10 ft 4x4 posts. Deer were destroying my garden with the 4 ft fence but haven't been able to get over the 8 ft fence. It was an expense that we think was worth it.

  • Kay Anderson Kay Anderson on Mar 22, 2018

    If you're in an urban area you probably should check to see if there is an ordinance regarding fence height. In some areas 4 feet is the maximum, others allow 6 feet and so on. I'd hate for you to go to the expense and bother and then find out you have to take it down