Bird Netting

How to install bird netting?

If you have recently purchased bird netting or are planning to buy it and are wondering how to install it, you have come to the right place. we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of installing bird netting to safeguard your plants.

Determine the coverage area

Before installation, assess your garden layout, start by carefully assessing your garden layout (Height, Length, Width). Don’t just consider the garden area but also the surroundings.

Once you are done with the assessment, do the calculation to estimate the required bird netting you may need.

Determine the quantity of netting required to cover your crops adequately.

Buy bird netting

The next step is to buy bird netting as per your needs. In Australia, there are mainly Black and White bird nettings are available.

When selecting bird netting, consider factors such as mesh size, material, durability and UV stabilisation to ensure you get long-lasting protection.

Once you have selected the right bird netting, be sure to order as per your calculation, you may keep a buffer in case any damage occurs while installing.

Gather support structure & accessories

After purchasing the bird netting, it is time to gather all the necessary support structures (such as poles or frames) and accessories for installation.

You will also need zip ties or clips to secure anti-bird netting.

You also need to have tools like scissors and a knife for cutting the netting.

Prepare the area

Before installing bird netting, it’s crucial to prepare the area thoroughly to ensure a successful installation. Start by cleaning the area where you plan to install the netting. Remove any debris, such as fallen leaves or branches, that could interfere with the installation process.

Additionally, clear away any obstructions that may obstruct the netting or cause it to snag. This includes pruning back overhanging branches or shrubs and removing any structures or objects that could impede the installation.

Ensure that the plants in the area are properly pruned and spaced to accommodate the netting. Trim back any branches or foliage that may come into contact with the netting once it’s installed, and space out plants to allow for easy access to the netted area.

Install support structures

Similar to building a house, install support structures before installing the bird netting.

Erect support structures such as poles or frames around the perimeter of the garden or individual crop beds. Make sure the structure is sturdy to hold the bird netting and against the wind.

Hang the netting

Now, the time is to start hanging the bird netting over the support structure. Make sure it covers the entire area to be protected.

Use zip ties or clips to secure the netting from the edges.

Inspect and adjust

Once installed, do the required checks, and inspect carefully for any gaps or loose structures that could allow birds to entre. Make necessary adjustments to ensure complete coverage and protection.

About David Charlton

David Charlton is a seasoned entrepreneur and business strategist with a passion for innovation and technology. With over three decades of experience in the startup ecosystem, David has been instrumental in launching and scaling numerous successful ventures across the agricultural and horticultural sectors.