OPTIONS: DEER FENCE GROUND STAKES AND WARNING FLAGS
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Ground stakes are essential. Some people like using a taut line of nylon monofilament along the bottom of the deer fence instead. That works fine so long as the line is running flat or passing over little mounds. But where it passes over little dips it leaves a gap that you need to fill in and tamp down, or that the deer can use to work their way under the fence.
So long is you fold out 6 inches of your fence at the bottom and stake it down, you will need only one fence stake every 6 feet. In most cases a 1-foot kinked galvanized ground stake will do the job well. However, if your soil is loose (being very sandy, for example) it is better to use the other alternative we offer, this being a more expensive 18-inch length of rebar with a hook.
Warning FlagsOn the same page as the ground stakes you'll see our warning flags. Don't pass these up. We make them more cheaply than you can (in bags of 20 or 50 cut to the right length), and they could save your fence from charging deer in the early stages. We agree the flags are not beautiful (they're meant to resemble the white tail deer's "danger signal"), but within a few months of installation, after the neighborhood deer have become trained to the fence, they can generally be removed.