Netting for Garden Plants  Will it Work in Backyard Gardens?

Netting for Garden Plants Will it Work in Backyard Gardens?

Posted on May 22, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch in Bird Netting

Spring has sprung. It is a very prevalent time of year for many who have been hunkered down during winter. This involves both humans and animals, including birds. Winter is a very distant memory when you start to see life outside the window begins to grow and become colorful again. It is time for netting for gardens.The migration of birds is another sign that it is springtime. It may seem like flocks of birds appear overnight. The chirping and activity can be charming after a long dark winter, but do not let the fluttering fool you. Their twittering about means they are looking for shelter, food and their mate. One mating ritual that takes place each spring is offering food to one another. The male bird typically will bring a morsel to the female which demonstrates that he is capable of finding food and that he shares and is able to provide for her while she incubates eggs or tends to her brood.

If you are a backyard gardener, be sure that these morsels are not from your garden. Do not let the resident or migratory birds ruin the creation of the garden. To ensure a fruitful garden, include netting for garden plants as your bird deterrent plan.

Netting for garden plants will protect your fruit trees, berry bushes and any other plants that produce anything you do not want the pest bird to get at. Netting for garden plants is a basic physical bird deterrent that will create a barrier between the bird and your precious garden and is ideal for any backyard gardener to put into practice.

Netting for garden plants is light weight and easy to handle during installation. It is recommended to suspend the garden netting over the plants by at least a few inches. Place stakes around the sides of the area and attach the netting to the stakes. They can be attached using a staple gun, net clips or hooks. Plants can also be individually wrapped with the garden netting as well. Protecting the fruit trees is easy also. You simply measure the circumference of the tree, and then cut an extra foot larger. The netting is then secured to the tree with twine, zip ties or hog rings. It is important to not leave any room where the birds can get into the netting because this will cause them to be trapped inside the netted area.

Pairing the netting for garden plants with another type of bird deterrent is always best. A simple stream of Mylar flash tape hung from the trees and the netting would create the perfect visual distraction to go along with the garden netting. Diverters in trees work well too. They scare the birds away with their unique predator eye design and their shiny surfaces. Birds do not like anything that is shiny and reflective.

Do not let the pest bird be in the space of your backyard garden. Take control with bird deterrent products that will keep birds away all season long.