Deer fencing offers several unique advantages to homeowners, and is a unique addition to any yard or recreational area. The Tenax 60100109 Pro Deer Fence boasts robust construction that allows it to handle over 600 lbs of break-in load. Further, it does not rust or corrode, making it an excellent choice for all around fencing without worrying about wear and tear.
Who is this product for?
The Tenax Pro is an absolute must for any homeowner looking for a sure way to keep deer at bay. Deer can cause havoc to your property in several ways, including eating the fruit from your orchard or simply trampling your garden into pieces.
When looking for the best ways to keep animals out, you will be surprised at the myriad of options available. Today there are various forms of animal repellents, but the Tenax deer fence kit gives you the best of both worlds aesthetically pleasing design to enhance the overall appeal of your property and performance for superior longevity.
This professional grade fencing system can be ordered in a choice of five different sizes, 6ft x 100ft, 6ft x 330ft, 7.5ft x 100 ft, 7.5ft x 165ft and 7.5ft x 330 ft, so whatever your fencing goal, Tenax has you covered.
One of the biggest factors to consider when buying is it’s design, and this is an area where the Tenax Pro scores high reviews with it’s ability to blend in naturally with any landscape rather than sticking out like a sore thumb.
In order to select the right deer fence height, it is important to consider the species grazing in your vicinity because some, such as the white tailed deer, can jump higher than 7ft. The Tenax Pro is also a great choice if you’d like to add to a smaller existing one, saving you the hassle and money of removing the existing and installing a new one.
The Tenax Pro comes with the 1 3/4 by 2 inch mesh, so you will have to source the essential tools required for installation. Some of the items needed to install this include a measuring tape, level, and paint if you’d like to match the color of your existing fence.
If you have the required tools handy, deer fence installation is quite easy to set up without any professional help, and can be done in approximately a couple hours depending on the complexity of your fencing needs.
Overview of Features
The Tenax Pro Fence arrives with a rich set of features, some of which are lacking in higher priced deer fencing options.
- 600+lbs break-in load – When choosing the best deer fence, the break-in load is one of the most important factors to consider, because it determines how well deer fences will hold up in the event a deer or a herd attempts to come through. The Tenax Pro offers 600+ lbs break-in strength, which is the right amount of power to shield your property from most deer.
- Rot, rust, and corrosion resistant – Installing garden fencing is hard work and is not something that you want to be doing often. In addition, rotting or corroded fences can say a lot about the overall upkeep of your property, and how it can affect market value over time.
The black mesh is made from superior quality material, which is not only lightweight, but is resistant to corrosion, rotting, and rust. This product will protect your property from prying animals for several years and as a result allow you to focus on the more important aspects of your garden.
- Lightweight – The 7.5 ft x 100 ft model of the Tenax Pro tips the scales at just 21 lbs, making it easy to install and uninstall if needed. Its lightweight foot print also makes it easy to install the mesh over existing fence kits, even those made from heavier welded wire or other products.
- Specially stretched wide mesh – The beauty of the Tenax brand is that it not only offers excellent protection against the toughest animals, but also mimics the intricacy and beauty of wrought iron without showcasing an industrial look.
The benefits of the wide mesh design of this deer net fencing are two fold: you can use it for most other fencing tasks such as to build a perimeter on your balcony or porch, and still enjoy optimal visibility and natural sunlight.
How to Install the Tenax Pro?
Before installing any deer fencing, it is important to determine the exact perimeter where you intend to set it up. The design allows it to blend well with the surroundings, but you can also use established trees to enhance its animal deterrent abilities.
As mentioned earlier, some deer are capable of scaling bigger heights, and trees that are large enough tend to make deer think twice about initiating a jump.
Depending on how big your area is you might want to consider hiring a fence company for deer fencing ideas.
If you’re ready to complete this task on your own and you have your measurements, you will be able to buy the right size from the many choices available. Next, grab a pole digger or post driver which can be manual or automatic, to dig a hole, each ideally being six feet apart from each other and roughly four feet into the ground. Although you can use either wood or metal posts, the latter may be a bit sturdier than the former.
After you’ve dug the post holes, you should clear away the dirt, debris, or any bushes from the area where you will be placing the fence. This will ensure that the fence system is laid flat and not warped by any low lying bush.
In order to install, wrap one end around the first of the deer fence posts with the help of heavy duty plastic zip ties or wire, and continue unrolling while making sure you wrap it around each post around the perimeter.
After you’ve done that, check the fencing from start to finish to ensure that there are no twists, gaps or buckles, which can be fixed easily by adjusting the ties. Lastly, use a hammer or a similar tool to tack down the hooked ground stakes to prevent any sagging in the net or movement over time.
It is important for you to maintain the Tenax Fencing for long term protection. The fencing material should be periodically inspected for holes caused mostly by rabbits and woodchucks; fix these ASAP before the animals make them bigger.
Vines may start to grow wild on the fencing causing snow and ice to accumulate resulting in extra pressure and weight on the fence. Vines, in some cases, may be hard to pull out, especially in the summer, so the best thing to do is first cut them at the bottom and then extract them a few days later when they have dried.
Maintaining this deer proof fence may seem like a lot of work, but failure to perform periodical checks and fix the underlying issues could very well result in the failure of the fence.
The Tenax Pro Deer Fence is a great fencing solution to prevent deer from stomping on your property, but of course it isn’t perfect. The squares in its mesh design are a bit bigger, so it may not be able to provide optimal protection against smaller critters. If you’d like fencing with smaller netting and one that offers the same performance as the Tenax Pro Fence, the Easy Gardener DeerBlock Netting is worth a second look. Another option is an electric fence, but these require electric power to operate.
What we like
- Made from high quality material
- Available in several different sizes
- Will not rust, rot, or corrode
- Wide openings for optimal visibility
What we don’t like
- Mesh squares may be a bit too big to prevent smaller animals from getting through
When it comes to protecting your property from wandering deer, this product is hard to beat. It is made from robust material that provides the same aesthetic features as most wrought iron fences, but is easier to install. Its also lightweight so it can easily be relocated to other areas of your home garden or yard.
The icing on the cake is that the Tenax Deer Fence is corrosion, rust, and rot free so you can rest assured it will last for many years to come.