Deer spotted, so potager fences must be made higher
Lately we've seen a doe and 3-4 fawns frisking across the lower backyard, emerging out of the wetlands below and heading along the beach path. Not checking out our veggies - YET.
But that might happen by autumn. The veggies might be over by then, but I also have various expensive young climbing roses that they could eat, year-'round. So it's time to put higher wire barriers above the 3-foot-high wire fencing and the 2-foot-high temporary plywood gates that we just step over.
This is east coast, so I don't anticipate those 8-foot jumping Bambis you get in Calif. and Oregon. Maybe a 6 foot high wire addition would do it? Plus I've got to do something about my casual gates. How strong are deer, anyway? Could I use netting or chicken wire as a loose barricade gate, or would they push it in?
Are there any east coasters here who have garden deer jumping anecdotes that will instill the proper fear in me?