Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by happyfarmergirl DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM if you have a rabbit problem
Two problems with this item: 1. Unless you purchased the raised bed, it doesn't really work, although it says it will work directly on the ground. As others have stated, I had to rig up something (wove sand weighted PVC piping through the bottom row of netting all around the fence) to keep the netting firm so the rabbits couldn't get under the net. That part was work intensive, but successful...until the second problem...bunnies can chew right through the netting. I arrived home to find my about to bloom peas and ready to eat lettuce devoured because the bunnies chewed a hole right through the nylon netting. Obviously, this item was poorly tested. Concur that directions were poorly written. SOOOO disappointed!
June 13, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EJBj Very good product, but expensive
I have been using one of these for the entire growing season and found it both attractive and functional and just bought a second one. My wife doesn't like the look of gray aged wood so we went with this and are overall happy. Very good product. Easy to assemble although it does take a couple hours. It does help to have a cordless drill with a Phillips bit for assembly.
Cons: 1. Expensive
2. Animal barrier net is basically useless; it's made of nylon mesh and I couldn't easily figure out how to get it to work with the setup. I was skeptical that the nylon mesh would keep the rabbits out so I got some metal garden fencing for about $25 and zip tied it to the frame and that worked well.
(I used 28 in. x 50 ft. Garden Fence HDX Model # 308371 HD Internet # 204331903 Store SKU # 451180 but probably any flexible fencing would do.)
October 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by zmom Easy set up--looks pretty good!
Yes, it does look a little plastic, but isn't cheap looking. Went together easily and the critter barrier was relatively easy to do as well. The barrier doesn't attach as easily as it should at the bottom (that didn't require nails), so my husband and I rigged a different system.
June 8, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jdinpv great garden setup
Very easy to assemble, instructions would be nice. I set it up over a driveway, it would be helpful if the stakes were set up to better accommodate this. If you're doing a project with the kids, this is very easy to do with them.
May 17, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Great DIY Garden Fencing But Unsuitable for All
Even Mrs. McGregor might have considered this garden predator fencing to keep Peter Rabbit out, as I did at first. But the barrier material will not work for me because my home is surrounded by woods with a great many rabbits and squirrels that will gladly attempt to chew their way through the type of netting in this kit. I have problems with deer, too, but the netting is not study enough to keep them at bay either.
I sure like the DIY capability of being able to construct a simple garden fence though, especially the way Frame-It-All made the pole fasteners because they're flexible & can be twisted into position easily. Even better, they made their fittings in such a way as to be able to extend the poles to make a higher fence
Basically, I'd like to see a heavier critter barrier material that could be attached to the posts. I'd also like to see an attachable cover for the top to keep birds out, and maybe another way to attach the posts to the ground (I need another option for a raised bed on an asphalt surface). If that's too much to ask for in the current economy, then I would like to be able buy poles and fasteners of that design separately.
February 13, 2013