The fence I had previously was not very attractive and didn't do a good job of keeping small critters out. This fence won't be much better for rabbits but it will be more attractive.
I installed the fence, first I dug a small trench around the edge of the garden. Since I try not to walk in the garden the ground isn't very packed and this was relatively simple. I set the fence about 4 inches below finished grade. The fence was pretty easy to fit to corners. I thought it might be troublesome but, no. Even at the seam between the two gardens I was able to slide up one of the slats out of the way. I might trim it at some point.
I filled the dirt back in around the fence and packed it in by stomping the dirt down. It took three rolls for my garden. I want to do something for a gate. I want something that won't be too much trouble to install but will be sturdy enough for use. For now It's not too tall to step over.
Since a rabbit decided to eat all of the tomato and pepper plants that I planted I purchased replacements this weekend. I took the opportunity to also do a few up-keeping things I meant to do already.
I purchased four more landscape timbers to increase the depth that I'm capable of in Garden #2. To keep rabbits out I used 48″ rebar rods to anchor each corner, sinking each 12″ into the ground. Attached to the rods I have surrounded the plot with the same metal fencing I used to build the compost bin.
There's a rabbit that likes my yard. He has for a couple years now. I don't even have a garden in yet!
Obviously I don't need a rabbit filling up on my young plants before I get a chance to enjoy them. I don't want to install a fence around my whole yard but I need some solution. I heard of a neighbor of a friend trapping squirrels and relocating them. I think that solution will work for me, except maybe not with the relocating part.
I bought two live traps, they came together for a decent price, a larger 32″ x 12″ x 10″ and a smaller 24 ” x 7 ” x 7 “. I put out the smaller of the two and baited it with celery and peanut butter. I didn't use the larger trap because I don't want to accidentally catch the neighbors dogs and terrorize upset the neighbor kids. If I don't catch the critter in a couple weeks with the smaller one I'll put out the larger and see what happens.