Love My Ducks, Love My Perennial Beds

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kellypepperk, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. kellypepperk

    kellypepperk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for Spring I need to revamp my perennial beds - the ducks have taken them over! I usually face my beds with rocks, but I'm wondering how high I need to go to keep the ducks OUT!

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    this picture is from a few years ago - the mulch is long since gone (too formal for me!) - but it gives an idea of what I'm talking about.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I have runners and a two foot fence keeps them out of many things but a three foot fence keeps them out of everything.

    If you find a decorative three foot high fence with large gaps you might consider using dark green coated chicken wire behind it. It is not easy to see from any distance but keeps the ducks from squeezing through.
     
  3. kellypepperk

    kellypepperk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, let me add to this - I'm only 4'7" and need access to my gardens [​IMG]
    I don't mind if they snag a little nibble, I just don't want them bedding down in my herbs and my flowers. Do you think they would climb a foot of rocks? Of course they will - I know... I'm delusional. Oy!
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    With a 27" leg length I have access to my gardens by setting up light fence that I can move easily or little gates.
     
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