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How To Protect Your Plants & Vegetables With Garden Netting

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How To Protect Your Plants & Vegetables With Garden Netting

So spring is finally here and you’ll undoubtedly be looking forward to seeing the plants and vegetables that flourish at this wonderful time of year. However, you’re also sure to be aware of the birds, vermin, and pests that would love nothing more than to gobble and lay waste to your spring-time produce. Thankfully you can keep your plants and vegetables well-protected with high-quality agricultural netting. Keep on reading to find out how best to use our protective garden netting.

Choosing Suitable Garden Netting

Care should be taken over the choice of agricultural netting, considering the types of plants that you are growing and garden visitors that you are expecting. Renco Nets offer three types of twisted polyethylene netting suitable for agricultural purposes. Each of these garden netting varieties will withstand year-round exposure to the elements. However, they each have unique features that make them suitable for different outdoor purposes.

Whether you choose the 19mm or 50mm square mesh netting, you can be sure of year-round protection for your prized produce. Lightweight, flexible, and UV stabilised; each of our netting varieties are suitable for a variety of horticultural and agricultural purposes. You can use the netting for ground coverage or attach it to plant stems for fenced protection against the birds and vermin.

If you’re unsure which of the agricultural netting varieties are most suitable then you can ask us for advice and free samples.

Pegging & Framing Your Netting

Netting pegs should be bought for the purpose of keeping your garden netting secure to the ground. These will need to be suitable for the type of netting that you are using; with steel and plastic ground pegs being the recommended choice for our polyethylene netting. We advise that you space the netting pegs between 1.0 to 1.5 meters apart; using a hammer or mallet for insertion into the ground.

If you’re really keen to keep the feathered friends from your produce then you should install a garden frame. A budget-friendly option is to rest the netting over some thick sticks, using pegs for secure attachment to the ground. Alternatively, you might opt to drape the netting over the top of tightly lashed bamboo. Bamboo balls are highly recommended for the easy and effective enclosure of your garden plants.

If you want the greatest assurance of year-round protection then you should visit your local garden centre and buy a frame. Such a frame is likely to be large enough for easy access and the collection of your produce. However, you should fix it to the ground so that it isn’t blown over in high winds.

There is also the option of buying specially-made fruit or vegetable cages for protection against birds and vermin. These cages can be bought in a range of sizes and are also suitable for the enclosure of garden beds. Each of the polyethylene netting varieties offered by Renco Nets are suitable for attachment to solid fruit and vegetable cages. You can clamp the netting down one side for ready access to your fresh produce.

Get In Touch

We hope that the guidance in this blog is of some help when it comes to the purchase and arrangement of garden netting. However, you can always get in touch with the Renco Nets team if you have any questions. We can supply you with agricultural netting in sizes suitable for the enclosure of everything from the garden allotment to the farmer’s field.

Give us a call on (0)1469 575 804 or email

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