Keep Rabbits Out
We're having a problem with rabbits crawling under our fence. Do you have any hints to keep them out?
—J. Biberstine, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Melinda:Sometimes with rabbits, a double barrier works best. Install an additional section of hardware cloth or rabbit fence, overlapping the bottom of your existing fence.
Make sure your second section of fencing is tight to the ground or, better yet, several inches below the soil.
To install, use an edger or sharp spade to dig a trench at the base of your fence. Set the hardware cloth or narrow mesh rabbit fence into the trench and backfill with soil. Water to help the soil quickly settle, making sure there are no gaps where these critters can sneak in.