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How to Install Rolled Garden Fencing Stakes

By Kathryn Hatter ; Updated September 21, 2017

A garden fence may be one of the easiest and quickest fences you will ever install. Most gardeners seek to protect their vegetables and keep critters from entering a garden by installing a garden fence. A garden fence generally consists of either rolled plastic or metal fencing material that you must stretch between metal fencing stakes. The installation of the fencing stakes is a simple process of simply pushing the stakes into the ground at evenly spaced intervals along the fence line.

Measure the perimeter of your garden. Figure out how many fence stakes you will need to place a fence stake every 4 feet around the fence line.

Plan the placement of the fence stakes so they will be evenly spaced along the entire fence line. Make sure you have a fence stake at each corner and then space them evenly between the corners. Make an entrance at some point along the fence line by placing a stake at both sides of the entrance. If you need to place them closer together to make an even distribution of fence stakes this is fine, but do not space them further than 4 feet apart.

Position a corner fence stake in place. Make sure the metal tabs for connecting the fencing material are facing outward away from the garden area. Have one person hold the fence stake and have the other person drive the post driver down on the top of the stake to pound it into the ground. Continue pounding until the fence stake is at least 10 inches in the soil.

Continue driving all of the fence stakes in the same fashion until you have installed all of the stakes.

Unroll the fencing material and attach it to a fence stake. If you made an entrance, start the fencing material at one entrance stake and stretch the material around the entire perimeter of garden until it comes back around to the other side of the entrance. Attach the fencing material to the fence stakes with plastic ties, making the ties secure and tight.


Things You Will Need

  • Tape measure
  • Fencing stakes
  • Post driver
  • An assistant
  • Fencing material
  • Plastic ties

About the Author


Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.