dog proofing a leylandii hedge
Kipper3 Posts: 2
We have new neighbours who are keen to dog-proof their garden. We do not want to lose our hedge and they cannot afford to re-fence. There are small gaps at the bottom of the hedge and I was wondering if chicken wire could be used to fill the gaps. Any suggestions? We are all racking our brains on this one.
I wouild put up posts and then use good quality chicken wire or chain link all along their side of your hedge. Height and guage of the wire dependent on the size and determination of the dogs.
Then fix gravel boards along the bottom of the wire to prevent digging under the wire - even the sweetest little pooch loves to tunnel!
This http://www.newatlanticonline.co.uk/products/gates-and-fencing/wire-fencing/ is a good website for posts and wire etc, so that you can get an idea of costs.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
I have a friend who's just acquired two small dogs and I suggested the same thing to her for along the foot of her fence where she has some gaps. Making sure the bottom is well secured is important, as Dove says.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
Next door had to chain link fence their side of the beech hedge. This kept in dalmatian and great danes, but for a jack russell it had to be buried six inches and stapled to a log.
A large tom cat
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
We used to have that problem with alot of cats, so we chickenwired the bottom of both hedges and pinned into the ground and it worked.