Updated November 08, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Garden Netting

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Give birds the boot, show deer the door, and keep rabbits from relocating to your root vegetables with our selection of handy garden netting. We’ve chosen models designed to guard against all kinds of nuisances, from sunlight to slugs, for your convenience and peace of mind. They come in a wide range of sizes, materials, and strengths, so you can choose according to your needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best garden netting on Amazon.

10. Abba Patio Dark Green Barrier

9. DeWitt 12-Year Barrier Fabric

8. Wilson Orchard and Vineyard Supply Bird Netting

7. Alltripal Reusable Barrier Bags

6. De-Bird Heavy Duty

5. GardeningWill Net Barrier

4. Vivosun Trellis

3. Tricam Weather Guard

2. Tierra Garden Haxnicks Tunnel

1. Agfabric Standard Insect Screen

Special Honors

Plantra Hail Netting It's no small investment – but your garden probably isn't, either, which is why you may want to protect it with the Plantra Hail Netting. It can guard against even smaller pieces of hail and can be draped directly on plants or installed with hoops. plantra.com

Fruit Saver Fruit Tree Nets An option that is friendly for both the environment and wildlife, the Fruit Saver Fruit Tree Nets help keep nuisances away, including those pesky fruit flies, for organic production. Mesh bags are also available, which are handy for smaller operations. fruittreenets.info

Editor's Notes

October 30, 2019:

At this time, we've made a few changes to move away from larger-mesh netting, which can pose a threat to some wildlife, including snakes, small birds, and lizards. These animals can become trapped in the holes of the mesh, injuring themselves as they attempt to struggle free. For that reason, experts suggest ultra-fine mesh, like that found on the Agfabric Standard Insect Screen or Tierra Garden Haxnicks Tunnel, our current top choices. They provide ample protection but should pose no threat. With that said, we have left a couple of traditional mesh options, including the De-Bird Heavy Duty and Wilson Orchard and Vineyard Supply Bird Netting. These remain popular in commercial operations and with a number of home gardeners; you should be aware that they can potentially do harm, especially when draped near the ground, so if you have a thriving small wildlife population, you may want to avoid them.

As for new additions, we opted to add the Vivosun Trellis for those growing grapes and climbing vines. It doesn't require as much space as a traditional garden trellis, as it can be cut to size, but it can tangle so you'll want to avoid handling it carelessly. We also selected the Alltripal Reusable Barrier Bags. Squirrels and other creatures can chew through them, but they do provide a measure of protection against insects.

Melissa Harr
Last updated on November 08, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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