I’ve been spending a lot of my time protecting my hard work from deer depredations. My new strawberry bed had been munched on a few times before I managed to get them protected with some roll up chicken wire covers.
The biggest fencing job is what we’re calling the dog pasture. The fencing will enclose a portion of the front yard that will contain the dogs and will include the areas currently planted and all the small fruit trees. The fence should discourage the deer from wandering through and keep out some of the bunnies. It should catch fall leaves which will compost in the gardens I’m placing around the perimeter. The fence will serve as trellising for fruits and vegetables and the posts serve as perches for birds who will add their poop to the gardens as well.
The fencing is now 2/3 complete and the front garden is half finished and planted with 4 varieties of melons and a zucchini and some mint varieties to attract insects.
The walkway entrance has changed a little because there will soon be a gate. To make space for the gate and allow for quick shelter during a downpour, I removed one of the boxwood shrubs and moved it to the other side of the big holly bush on the right.