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Overview

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.

Tools and materials

Steps

1Put 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. 
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2Peg 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.
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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.