How to Keep Birds Away Using Garden Net

How to Keep Birds Away Using Garden Net

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Alex Kecskes in Garden Bird Netting

Summer is just around the corner, and if you're growing fruits or vegetables in your garden, you'll want to be ready with an effective bird deterrent like garden net. You can bet that when your tomatoes ripen in July, you'll have winged visitors ready to feast on them. The same holds true for your seedlings and berries. Garden nets will keep bird pests from devouring your garden.

Bird deterrents that simply won't work include noisemakers, blasting them with a water hose, or using ultrasonic noise generators (birds cant hear them and they only irritate your pets). Resorting to bird poisons, pellet guns or other lethal deterrents is not recommended since most birds are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which prohibits harming them, their nests or their young.

Garden nets for birds has proven to be an effective, humane bird deterrent. When choosing bird netting for your garden, its best to go with quality netting. The garden net used by many gardeners is Bird-B-Gone's Ultra Net.

Garden Nets Create an Impenetrable Bird Barrier

Ultra Net protects your garden plants with a physical bird barrier that seals out bird pests. This outdoor netting is strong and made of tough UV-protected polypropylene to resist the effects of rain and hot summer sun. You can get Ultra Net in three different mesh sizes 2-inch, 1 1/8-inch and 3/4-inch to block out large and small bird pests. The netting comes in small sections or bulk rolls of 14 x 100 feet and can easily be cut to size using ordinary scissors.

Garden Nets Are Easy to Use

For small gardens that have just a few plants to protect, you can simply wrap each plant in Ultra Net to block out pest birds. To protect small fruit trees, ask a friend to help you drape the netting over each tree. For larger gardens, garden net can be suspended over entire groups of plants using poles implanted around the perimeter of your garden. Be sure to leave at least a four-inch space between the netting and your plants; otherwise, pest birds will perch on the netting and use their beaks to pick at your ripening plants. You can usually wait until fruit starts to show, but not a day longer. After your harvest in late summer, you can remove garden net.

Some Final Suggestions

Garden net can create a microclimate for your ripening vegetables and other delicate plants. Their dense -inch mesh garden net can provide a cooler, more pro-growth environment during hot summer days. You might also consider setting up a birdbath and bird feeder in an area far removed from your plants. Pest birds will stay away from your plants if they have easy access to food and fresh water.

Bird-B-Gone is the worlds largest manufacturer and distributor of bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to a bird-free environment. The company provides advice, training and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures.