How Do You Build A Garden Fence Wire Gate?
You can step over short electric fences around your garden, but you’ll typically need a gate for any garden fence more than about 2 feet tall. Rather than purchasing a costly manufactured gate for your garden, just convert an inexpensive wire livestock panel into a garden gate. You can mount it easily on both wooden and steel posts. Look for a livestock panel at your local farm and ranch store; use 36-inch-tall livestock panels for a short fence or 54-inch-tall livestock panels for a taller fence. They’re typically available in 16-foot-long sections, so you’ll need to cut one down to use it for your garden gate. Measure your gate opening. Lay the rigid livestock panel flat on the ground and make a chalk mark on the bottom horizontal wire bar to indicate the width of the garden gate opening. Mark the closest vertical wire bar that is larger than the garden gate opening to indicate your cutting location. For example, if your garden gate opening is 36 inches, and the nearest vertical bars