Bird-B-Gone Garden Netting is a lightweight plastic mesh that handles easily and is specifically designed for temporary use. The netting comes in handy 14 x 100-foot and 14 x 200-foot bulk rolls, which you can cut and trim with ordinary scissors to the exact size and shape needed. Garden Netting is also available in three different mesh sizes to deter various bird species. 1/4" mesh is recommended for tiny birds; 1/2" mesh for average sized birds; 3/4" mesh for larger birds. Once you’ve selected the netting, the mesh size, and the right cut and shape, installing Garden Netting is easy.
Using Garden Netting on Plants, Vines and Trees
There are many ways to effectively use Garden Netting. To protect small bushes, vines and other vegetables, wrap the netting around each plant. For groups of bushes or vines, suspend the netting over entire areas of plants. The netting can be suspended from a series of poles placed around the perimeter of a garden or crop. To keep pest birds out of young fruit trees, drape the netting over each tree with the help of a friend or assistant. Bird B Gone recommends that you allow at least a four-inch space between the netting and the bush, vine, plant or tree. This will prevent pest birds from sitting on the netting and eating the fruit or vegetable through the mesh using their beaks.
Using Garden Netting on Eaves and Other Structural Areas
Garden Netting is also ideal for keeping pest birds away from specific areas of a home or structure. To keep woodpeckers away from eaves, for example, drape the netting from the eave’s overhang to the side of the structure. Avoid cutting large pieces out of the netting when encountering protrusions like pipes, lights or rain gutters. Cut slits or X cuts just large enough to accommodate the obstruction.
Using and Re-Using Garden Netting
Fabricated from a durable, UV-protected polypropylene material, Bird B Gone Garden Netting is specially designed to endure hot sun and winter’s rain. It’s also environmentally friendly and made from FDA sanctioned resin. Once installed, it’s almost invisible, blending in with your bushes, vines, plants and small trees. Garden Netting can be used as a seasonal pest bird deterrent or to provide year ‘round bird deterrence. This netting is covered by Bird B Gone’s 1-year guarantee.
Using Garden Netting with Poly-Clips
Regardless of how and where you use it, Garden Netting should be tightly secured to ensure it stays taut. Bird B Gone Garden Netting Poly-Clips are specifically designed to work with Garden Netting. Zip ties, twine or similar materials can also be used.
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Installation of Garden Netting will depend upon it's intended use. For fruit trees, vegetable gardens, blueberry bushes and grape vines it is recommended that the netting be suspended over the plants to ensure that birds cannot reach the fruit through the netting.
Measure the circumference of the tree and cut the net accordingly. Make sure you cut at least 1 foot extra. The netting can be secured with twine, zip ties, or hog rings.
Blueberry Bushes & Grape Vines:
It is recommended that the netting be suspended over the bushes or vines, by at least 6 inches. This will prevent birds from sitting on the net and eating fruit beyond the mesh. Many people will suspend the netting from a series of poles placed around the perimeter.
Wrap individual plants or suspend netting around entire garden area for protection.
Eaves / Open Spaces:
Garden net is a lightweight plastic mesh that is meant for temporary use. To install netting to keep birds out of eaves or open spaces, many people will use the ultra net clips. Others will use a staple gun to secure the netting around the perimeter.