Gardening Nets – HIGHLY Effective Wildlife & Fruit Protection

Gardening Nets – HIGHLY Effective Wildlife & Fruit Protection

Gardening nets can be highly effective in wildlife and fruit protection. As a gardener, it is important to be able to protect crops from being eaten or damaged by birds and other wildlife. pigeon netting or garden netting can be used in order to stop birds from gaining access to your fruit.

It is important to consider wildlife protection when installing anti bird netting as we do not want to harm the wildlife we bring into the garden. Gardening nets can be installed over a garden netting frame to provide structure and a way to tension the heavy duty bird net correctly to ensure that no harm comes to the wildlife through you adding bird netting to your garden.

Oakland gardens heavy duty bird netting is very high quality and has a 10-year warranty which means you are not using one-time use plastics which helps the environment and due to its strength this fruit net cover really does protect both the fruit and wildlife that call your garden home.

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50 Comments

  1. James Page on May 17, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Really useful information Tony…. I use netting myself, and getting the right grade is important. The cheaper ones also seem to tear easy. I have to use netting all year round on my raised beds, otherwise I’d end up,with the worlds largest selections of cat litter trays… πŸ˜‚

  2. Up Rooted on May 17, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    We are using both chicken wire over smaller plants and netting over one bed. Thanks for another good gardening practice.

  3. Patrick Meehan on May 17, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    We have many cats that take care of the birds. The ants,’ fly beetles and whiteflies are more of a problem.

  4. Practical Primate on May 17, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Great vid. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Jazz 16 on May 17, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    How do I stop the birds from getting tangled in the netting and dying? Use a white-colored netting?

  6. Marilyn Thusberg on May 17, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    You are right. The birds should be allowed to rest on the trees.

  7. Isobella F on May 17, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    I will be netting my Brussels, kohlrabi & Asian greens etc soon against butterflies/pigeons but I don’t rlly net my fruit as there’s plenty of forage around me. I like the songbirds to have access to get in the beds and β€œclean”as I’m in a damp climate. I’d rather share some of my fruit than continually hand pick slugs πŸ˜„

  8. vmcougar in TN on May 17, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Or, you could get a cat. (Grin) I’ve always had one and they seem to be a great deterer. (is there such a word?)

  9. Andrew on May 17, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    I’ve acquired some bare root perrenials this year. x3 raspberry, x3 blueberry, a couple of gooseberry and blackcurrants. I’ve had blackberry for years with minimal pest issues.
    Netting may be needed now though.

  10. mintyfreshpenguin on May 17, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks Tony.

  11. ENCAPSULATING STELLAR FEROCITY on May 17, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Classical music seems to help me and the plants.
    Very glad you mentioned the diamond and tension.

    Thank you

  12. Steven Dowden on May 17, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    enjoyable video

  13. Robyn's Bonsai on May 17, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Yuo, new allotment owner, planted one berry bush so far, covered in loose netting until i get a frame made up… Thanks for the netting from oaklands, ill check those out. Also, loving Worzal, great idea, I want a Kate Bush scarecrow now, in the red dress from Wuthering Heights… I could make that happen =)

  14. brians garden and polytunnel on May 17, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    i’ve not used netting for quite a while now, tony. I feed the birds all the year round. at the moment there are no serious issues. if the blackbirds want a few berries, there are enough for all………………….brian

  15. James Goacher on May 17, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    I wish you had done this video a couple of weeks ago but I can adapt to that. I only have a few bucket/containers around the place so it is not a problem. Need to remember the name of your preference. Some years ago I became to proud cultivator of a half plot on an Allotment. I am not/have never been a competant gardener just a wannabe. I dug over and prepared and bought a dozen or so String/Kidney Bean plants and transplanted them into my prepared run went away and when I( returned the next day all that were left were stubbs. :-). Was I disheartened – of course I was but I am also, well you know.

  16. Colin Tazey on May 17, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    I bought Oakland netting 3 years ago. It`s outside all year round and is still as good as new.

  17. ꧁ Μ§.β€’'Adnan corner Μ§.β€’'꧂ on May 17, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    i think giving those birds seeds and other cheap grains that can be grown in few meter area Just for the birds would be a better because sparrows not only eat seeds but attacks worms and other pests to feed their young.

  18. freaky geak on May 17, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    I use chicken wire, birds can’t bend that and bees get through just fine πŸ™‚

  19. annabel richardson on May 17, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    When you’ve netted off the areas needed, is it a good idea to put a couple of bird balls out a week to keep the them fed and still visiting the garden. They still get the nasties off

  20. Simplify Gardening on May 17, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Folks I really hope you got to know this troublesome weed. If you enjoyed this episode make sure you check out next Friday’s episode on tomatoes, You will not want to miss that. And in the meantime, you can check out these videos here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8jKmLPQe28&list=PLREI92DGCWRPPTYgeaHOEzDZ6_gIBGnWx&index=3

  21. lizzie Atherfold on May 17, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    I use netting for my currants but I have never had any problems with birds getting trapped thankfully and well done for mentioning about the no no of trees and hedges being netted top man

  22. San Diego Tropical Garden on May 17, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Great Gardening Channel, I’m new to your channel and So happy I found it, you have great tips and great content πŸ‘

  23. S. C on May 17, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Thanks. Hadda save a little guy caught and needed this advice.

  24. Jono Norton on May 17, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    I used to have a problem with birds attacking my strawberries, as they are raised off the ground. Last 3 years now I have painted a bunch of strawberry sized stones bright red and placed them all about the plants in early spring as they start to leaf out. Some do get moved as I weed, but I do not go out to move them about. Not lost a single strawberry since.

    I htink the cats keep the birds from getting many currents or gooseberries.

  25. Grow Your Own Life on May 17, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Single-use netting needs to be banned! I’m trying, need more people to help.

  26. Digwell Greenfingers on May 17, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    In all my years I have never seen a bird caught in a net used on an allotment.
    Steve

  27. Ethan King on May 17, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Very informative. I really need to implement these tips for my garden

  28. Wendy Rowland on May 17, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Those develeper are a complete disgrace.

  29. Robutube1 on May 17, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Does anyone still produce a plastics-free netting? I remember, as a child, such netting being made from string, coated, I suspect, in some creosote like substance. Maybe a more environmentally friendly equivalent is still made?

  30. Barry Roberts on May 17, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Tony great video as always, i was wondering if you could help me.
    I have 12 Crimson Crush Tomatoes and a 3×3 Planter, i was wondering how many can be placed in there comfortably next to each other. Thanks.
    Barry (Wirral, ENG)

  31. Wn Wn on May 17, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Thank you so much for the video it’s really helps

  32. Kelly's Kitchen Garden on May 17, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Great advice as always Tony πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸŒ±

  33. Robs Allotment Channel on May 17, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    i used to get fed up of having to net my brassicas and strawberries every year so i built my self a 27′ x 10 ‘ cage, I sometimes still have to net if butterflies have got in but not so much as before.

  34. Alexis Williams on May 17, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve had the same net for 5 years too but I only use it after planting seeds and until when the seedlings start to show in the veg patch to stop the birds digging them out. I did put this net over the pond after a heron came snooping but after seeing a frog get trapped in it I haven’t used it on the pond since, I leave it to nature

  35. Lorraine g on May 17, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Im sso sad to see your council netting the natural habitats, becaymuse realistically we are the ones who moved in on the birds land. Im still learning about netting. Im trying to source the safe stuff as i dont shop online. We have a rookery around our plots so we have to ptotect. I did lastyear get what i wanted berry wise but then left them have the rest. Thanks for the info Terry.

  36. MeeshMPH on May 17, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    I’ve got decent netting over my kale, only issue it’s not secured properly. Currently have 4 bamboo sticks with the net on top and then sockets to keep in place. So my question would be whats the best way to set it up?

  37. Steve plum wine! on May 17, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Nice one Tony. I’ve used netting this year over a couple of raised beds because as soon as I sow seeds, the Blackbirds dig everything up ! They don’t seem to be scared of the metal cat’s heads I’ve put around !

  38. Mary McAndrew on May 17, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    I did buy my netting from Oakland Gardens, it’s great stuff! I used it last year and it looks brand new still. I have a whole bunch so will try to cut only certain size pieces I know I can re-use all the time. You have so much good sound advice Tony, thanks so much!

  39. Hilltop Farm on May 17, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    I just pay the mother-in-law to stand in the garden. That’s enough to frighten your shadow away! LOL. Only joking…………………….but now I think about it, it’s not such a bad idea!

  40. MuddyBootz Allotment on May 17, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    I agree with you Tony, buy quality and it will last for yearsπŸ‘

  41. Cristian Rosescu on May 17, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Which mesh size is better, 20mm or 25mm?

  42. paul davies on May 17, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    just stopped finally — the cats from getting in my garden .
    within 4/5 weeks ,,, the sparrows and blackbirds are finally confident enough to FROLIC around the beds and gravel and all my bits and bobs !
    i used netting from my land to my neighbours — but netting that the birds can see and so can those pesky cats ,,,lol.

  43. Linda Penney on May 17, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing Tony as always thank you for sharing and making these videos

  44. sanches xxx on May 17, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    beautyful,beautiful mini pond!

  45. Melody Tenisch on May 17, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    I covered a raised bed with a thin, opaque, gauzy mattress cover I cut in half and pinned on the sides with thumbnails and held up in the middle by 2 cuts midway and a thick bamboo stick threaded through. I got tired if the squirrels digging up my potatoes and all the veggies on top! With a dozen small slashes to let the water through I left it on for a couple weeks and took it off today. My seeds started great and are at least 2-3" tall. Wow! It worked like a greenhouse. Now that it’s uncovered I hope the critters leave it alone. I like the idea of your coverings. Tulle works too for some stuff, as does chicken wire.Thanks Tony! Blessings!πŸ™πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘grandma in WA stateπŸ‘΅πŸŒ²β˜”

  46. Melred Family on May 17, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Tony,

    Super tips πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸ»

    i have loads of squirrels,rats, pigeons, black birds attacking my crops.. squirrels just makes a hole in my black netting, and they just dont even leave a single fruit for me. I am trying all possible measures now. I am planning to do some netting with chicken wire.

    Controling rats is another big problem i am having. Thats because of my garden deck and compost bin i guess. These are making me slowly to give up on my passion πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

    But your videos and tips are really inspiring and a great boost to beginners like us πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€

  47. Lyn Maunsell on May 17, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    We use a lot of netting to keep off possums, wallabies, parrots, flying fox, etc. Some is permanent netted structures & others temporary at fruiting time. We use white netting rather than black as the birds can see it easier & not as likely to fly into it.

  48. Jeffrey Morris on May 17, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to create all these informative videos. Love the tours and updates. I’m sure no one really cares if they are 2 minutes or not, you could probably just drop the timer bit and call it Tip Tuesday or something, but even that’s gimmicky. The timer just distracts. Happy gardening.

  49. Anna williams on May 17, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you Tony . Great video. You might need more than 2 minsπŸ˜‚ maybe 5 min tips xx 🐦🐦🐝🐝🐝

  50. Matthew Bradbury on May 17, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    We don’t net at home as we put plenty of food down for the birds including bark they love it and haven’t eaten our veg yet

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