2 Ways You Can Use Temporary Construction Fencing In Your Yard

Construction and temporary fencing materials are used in many different places, not just at commercial or construction sites. Temporary construction fence materials can used in your own backyard. Here are two ways you can use this type of fencing in your yard to prevent problems with drifting snow and to protect your trees from hungry wildlife.

Preventing Snow Drifts

If you live in an area that receives snow during the winter and you have high winds, you likely deal with drifting snow. As drifting snow can cover your driveway, property roads, and a residential parking lot with deep snow, you will need to plow or shovel to remove the snow so you can drive your vehicle through the area. To remedy this, install temporary snow drift fencing on your property to collect and prevent drifting snow from covering your driveway, parking lot, or roadway. 

Snow drift fencing works by creating a barrier to slow the wind and the movement of drifting and blowing snow, collecting the snow around the fence. Install a line of temporary fencing along an upwind section where blowing wind entering your property normally drifts snow. For example, if you have a private property road where wind blows across the road from the north, you would install a the fence on the north side of the road to prevent snow from drifting across the road.

Polyethylene snow drift construction fencing is a heavy-duty, brightly-colored mesh fence. The material contains a network of large, circular holes in the material to prevent the fence from catching the wind and blowing away. Polyethylene is a strong plastic that won't tear in the wind and weather, and is brightly colored to make it easily visible in the snow. You can insert metal fence posts into the ground to attach the fence material onto. Then, when winter is over, you can remove the posts and fence until the next season.

Protecting Trees from Wildlife

When you home is located near a rural area, you may encounter wildlife in or around your yard. It can be enjoyable to watch deer and other animals from your home, but not when they begin to eat your trees. Deer can be a nuisance as they eat the leaves, bark, fruit, and tender new growth on your trees. A new baby tree in your yard can quickly be eaten up by a deer looking for food. To prevent this, you can install temporary fencing around the trees in your yard vulnerable to hungry deer.

According to the Nebraska Forestry and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, deer can jump to a height of eight feet or at a length of fifteen feet, but not at the same time. But when a deer is frightened, it can jump higher and further than this. Deer have been known to jump as high as twelve feet and to a distance of thirty feet, but not at the same time. So be aware they may be able to get over an eight-foot fence in some situations. 

To prevent deer from eating your trees, you can install temporary fencing around them, at a recommended height of eight to ten feet. Place the fencing around the perimeter of the tree and its outstretched leaves and branches so a deer cannot eat the tree. You can use metal fence posts to support your fence material of wire mesh or polyethylene fence netting, or erect metal framed fence panels that are not staked into the ground. Then, as your tree grows, you can adjust your fence larger to accommodate the space of your growing tree. Remove the fencing later if ever the deer are no longer a problem or the trees grow large enough that they are not susceptible to being eaten by hungry deer. 

Use this information to use construction fence materials in your own yard. For more tips, contact a company like Statewide Rent-A-Fence.