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A person inserting a plastic peg into the edge of bird netting on the ground

Overview

Bird netting is a great way to protect your seedlings, fruit and vegetables from wind, hail, frost and most importantly birds and rodents. The netting comes in a range of sizes and we'll show you how it can be cut to suit your plants.

Tools and materials

Steps

1Put the netting over your tree

You can cut the netting to suit the size of your tree, but remember unless you regularly prune your tree it will continue to grow. If the tree is taller than you, throw the netting over it, then use a pole to help pull the netting over to completely cover your tree. 
A person spreading netting over a tree using a pole

2Peg down the net

With their unique hook system, Eco pegs are the perfect anchors for your net. Use them to secure the netting by pushing them through the holes in the net. Place them around the netting at regular intervals and pull the netting tight to the ground so that rodents can't get under it and eat your crop.
A person inserting a plastic peg into the edge of bird netting on the ground

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.