Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Introducing: The Beast; aka How to Protect Your Garden

Dun Dun Dun...................

I now present to you The Beast (actually, The Beasts, since we found out there are 2):

Turns out we have some visitors who like to frequent our yard. Actually, I think they live in our yard somewhere, we usually see them on a daily basis. They are part of the reason our grass looks like crap.

While they look cute and harmless, we didn't want these fuzzy buddies to wreak havoc on our garden, so we had to build a cage. For the garden, not for the bunnies.

We picked up some chicken wire, and Josh got this fabulous idea on how to install it. He inserted lengths of PVC pipe into the corners of the garden and on the long side, then stood up dowels in the pipe. We wrapped the chicken wire around the garden and secured it around the dowels. When we each lift up each end, we can remove and replace the cage, somewhat easily. Hopefully these pictures explain it a little better.
Without too much effort, we think we have protected our plants from any potential garden monsters :)
Chicken wire: We acquired some for free
PVC and dowels: $5.78

Total to date: $93.75

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