- Step 1: Dig a trench Dig a trench around your garden that is at least 3 inches deep to prevent those pesky critters from burrowing under the fence.
- TIP: Use ground staples to hold the fence down and prevent the rabbits from crawling under if you cannot dig a trench.
- Step 2: Hammer in posts Hammer one metal post in each corner and then evenly space the remaining posts every 6 to 8 feet around the perimeter.
- Step 3: Trim sections Trim the fencing into sections with wire snips instead of trying to cover the whole garden in one pass.
- TIP: Use vinyl coated fencing, since it won't rust. Make sure the mesh is tight enough to keep the rabbits out.
- Step 4: Attach fencing Wrap the fencing outside each post and attach it with cable ties.
- Step 5: Backfill trench Backfill the trench and test the fence's sturdiness. Examine the perimeter for weak spots and be confident that you'll be the only one eating from your garden.
- FACT: The Australian government was forced to build a 2½-mile long fence in Perth to protect the parks and reserves from rabbits.
You Will Need
- A shovel
- Metal posts
- A hammer
- Vinyl coated fencing
- Wire snips
- Cable ties
- Ground staples (optional)