Instagram

Follow Me!

DIY Gardening

How to Protect Strawberry Plants from Birds (sponsored by Wayfair)

April 24, 2018

Learn How to Protect Strawberry Plants from Birds with this simple and easy method!

How to Protect Strawberry Plants from Birds

I’m a big proponent of green living so I like to celebrate Earth Day year round! My favorite way to get in touch with Mother Nature is to create a vegetable garden.  Over the past few years, I’ve had successes and failures. My biggest gardening failure last year were the hungry birds who ate all my strawberries.  This year I’m ready for them! Today I teamed up with Wayfair to show you How to Protect Strawberry Plants from Birds.

Every year my garden gets bigger! This year I decided to expend to my patio. I wanted a raised planter that was attractive, large enough to hold several strawberry plants and durable enough to be left outside year-round. This Urban Bloomer Plastic Raised Garden was just what I needed! It’s constructed of resin which looks great and can withstand the elements. The 2.5 feet x 1 1.5 feet size easily holds half a dozen strawberry plants. Best of all? There’s a built-in reservoir that allows for self-watering!

Click here to view more of Wayfair’s beautiful selection of planters!

This raised planter can easily be bird-proofed with a few quick and easy steps.

Supplies needed

Bird netting

2 x 2 x 8 pressure treated (2 total)

Staple gun

How to Protect Strawberry Plants from Birds

How to Protect Strawberry Plants from Birds

Cut the 2 x 2 x 8s into the following pieces:

2- 29 inches

2- 13 inches

4- 16 inches

How to Protect Strawberry Plants from Birds

Make a rectangle with the 29 inch and 13 inch boards. Screw them together at the sides.

How to Protect Strawberry Plants from Birds

Sew the 13 inch boards to the bottom of the frame.

How to Protect Strawberry Plants from Birds

Wrap the bird fencing around the frame and staple in place. I stapled the netting to the inside of the frame so the staples wouldn’t be visible on the outside.

How to Protect Strawberry Plants from Birds

Once you’re finished stand the cover up in the planter.

Bird Proof Planter

This cover has been working like a charm! My plants have begun growing tiny strawberries and no birds can get to them!

How to Protect Strawberry Plants from Birds How to Protect Strawberry Plants from Birds

Want more DIY Gardening Projects?

Raised Planter Box DIY

Tips for your Most Successful Vegetable Garden Ever

DIY Sand Art Terrariums

 

    Leave a Reply

    %d bloggers like this: