How to protect walk-in garden fruit cage
- Heirloom tomatoes
- Zucchini flowers/zucchini
I love to garden but am surrounded by squirrels where I live so I decided to purchase this fantastic product from the UK:
It's not cheap but definitely the best for the money because it is clean and gives a great look for a walk-in garden. It comes with a door and good quality netting.
I built it alone and ordered it with custom dimension to fit perfectly in a small patch alongside my house. I left enough space to walk around but because it is close to my neighbor's fence but a problem came along the way....
From spring to August, no squirrels were able to get in with the normal installation but then one squirrel figured it out and oh boy, it was game on!
I wanted to protect my garden without killing the squirrels and I won that battle!
How I made my walk-in garden squirrel proof
The net is not squirrel proof so to make it squirrels proof you will have to
I purchase a pack of 100 back zip tie and add a lot of them for the vertical pole to make sure no space is left for a squirrel to get in.
Then to make the size netting Squirrel proof, all around I recommend you purchased deer Block netting
Attach the mesh around for half the height of the cage. Secure them with zip tie and at the bottom place a bunch of Pavel stone on the ground above the excess of mesh net.
This ne t is great because they can't cut it with their teeth. Think about them as fishing net.
Finally for the side area close to the fence where they had lots of time to cut some hole in the net, I purchased red wood bins and I glued some bird pike with adhesive glue
and I added 2 row of wooden nail. Results is very clean and they can't walk around the net on the side along the wooden fence.