The Butterfly Exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show this year was worth the extra $5 fee. The butterflies were extremely friendly–hanging out on my shirt and hat without much coaxing. I wish I new what type of butterfly she is.
The entrance to the Philadelphia Flower Show featured a beautiful installation with a bridge crossing over a canal, windmills, bicycles, and of course flowers. Tulips in every color you can think of filled flower beds and containers. Most of these flowers and plants wouldn't survive hungry deer.
Look closely and you'll notice the white streamer flag, this acts as a warning sign to the deer. Look even closer and you'll see the black deer fence post in front of the spruce tree. This deer fence has 4 cables running horizontally through the fence for added strength if a deer runs into the fence. As the seasons change, and the leaves come out in spring– this deer fence will be completely disguised by the greenery that surrounds it.
This fence is a blend of two types of fence– a 6 foot high, super duty polypropylene deer fence at the top with a 3 foot high, 14 gauge black welded wire mesh. The fence is secured with 4 horizontal cables to accommodate heavy deer pressure. The bottom of the fence is lipped out 6 inches, eliminating the need for ground stakes. This deer fence is located in Montgomery County, Maryland.
This fence blends into the landscape so that spring through fall it will disappear with the foliage. The top portion of the fence is 5 foot high maximum duty polypropylene deer fence and the bottom is 3 foot high 14 gauge 2"x 2" welded wire. This system uses 5 total cables for added strength due to heavy deer traffic.
Deer fencing access gate installed along water frontage.
When deer fence is installed in wooded areas, it is nearly invisible when foliage is out. The deer fencing you see here follows the contour of a stream with posts spaced 10-12 part. The height of this deer fence is 7 feet. Deer fence is a great way to keep deer out and can also be used as dog fence.
This oversized access gate was installed for a client to allow for skid loader exit and entry as well as leaf removal.
20 gauge black metal hex deer fence installed on cedar posts at a height of 7.5 feet. Deer fencing installed in eastern Connecticut.
One year check up on a deer driveway gate installed in eastern PA. Notice the deer fence along the sides of the grate to eliminate cross jumping. This grate can handle basically any weight you can throw on it. It is deep enough to work even during heavy snows. The frame is made of pressure treated Grade A wood and steel. The top section is 3/8" thick x 2 1/2" angle iron which runs across the driveway leaving the deer no chance to tip toe in.
The entire job has all most a 1/2 mile of deer fence installed around the perimeter. The fence line has 4 access gate systems, many hard turns and hills and features a creek crossing. You can use the Benner Deer Fence System to complete any deer fencing needs you may have.
At a recent job, we found ground sleeves filled at least half way up with water and the base of the posts rusted out. Here we show one of the ground sleeves after removal with water draining out the top end. We replaced the section of fence with our reverse sleeve method which will not allow this to happen again.
This past month we were replacing a fence that had been erected using traditional ground sleeves. The fence was about 7 years old. When we removed the sleeves from the ground, we found that they were rusted out.
This is what else we found at the job site– Where the water was laying in the ground sleeve, it caused the post to rust, weaken and bend.
The damaged deer fencing materials you see here were replaced using The Benner Deer Fence Company system. Our reverse sleeve installation system will not allow this to happen. Here's why:
Our sleeve acts as an acceptor, where the posts fits on top of the sleeve. Once the post and post cap are in place, there is no way for water to penetrate the post or the sleeve.