How to protect crops from birds

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Bird netting is a great way to protect your seedlings, fruit and vegetables from wind, hail, frost and most importantly birds and rodents. It also helps to prevent your soil and plants from overheating. The netting comes in a range of sizes and we’ll show you how it can be cut to suit your plants.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Put the netting over your tree
2 Peg down the net
  • Step 1. Put the netting over your tree

    You can cut the netting to suit the size of your tree, but remember unless you regularly prune your tree it will continue to grow. If the tree is taller than you, throw the netting over it, then use a pole to help pull the netting over to completely cover your tree. 
  • Step 2. Peg down the net

    With their unique hook system, Eco pegs are the perfect anchors for your net. Use them to secure the netting by pushing them through the holes in the net. Place them around the netting at regular intervals and pull the netting tight to the ground so that rodents can’t get under it and eat your crop.

Tools and Materials

Materials

  • Anti-bird net
  • Bird netting
  • Eco pegs
  • Pole
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