Mesh Fencing Installation Basics

Learn the installation basics for mesh fencing that will either keep your small animals in; or will keep them out of your growing garden.

This heavy 10- or 12-gauge wire in 2-inch x 4-inch mesh is formed in a pattern that prevents horses, cows, sheep, and other hoofed animals from stepping through or using their hoofs to otherwise damage the fence.
Illustration by Melanie Powell