The Primrose guide to choosing and fixing your wall and fence spikes, perfect for deterring unwanted guests, pests and intruders
You've just finished the garden, ready for the summer months ahead. You can't wait to have a BBQ with all your friends, and relax and sunbath in the (albeit limited) summer sun. Or perhaps you have invited the family round for a cosy bonfire party. But there is one issue. Next doors cat has made a mess all over your garden. Oh dear, best get a solution to stop the moggy getting over your fence, and fast.
So what are your options?
Thorn bushes aren't very practical or a quick solution, can take a very long time to grow, and can be fairly expensive. Divisional fences are also very impractical, and would need an entire fence to be replaced. Warning signs and paint might be good for humans, but would be pointless against animals.
Step up Primrose fence and wall spikes.
Primrose Fence and Wall Spikes are a humane yet effective way for keeping unwanted guests at bay. They're also a great, subtle alternative to the fairly unsightly barbed wire. A very popular choice are the brown coloured fence spikes, thanks to the fact they blend in very well with painted surfaces, trees, fences (which are often of similar colour) and walls. Another great option would be the Prikka strip, which are also of brown colouring. With a width of 10cm (twice that of normal fence spikes), they are ideal for larger sized spaces, or wider fences.
You can purchase individual strips, measuring half a metre long from only 70p a go. Many other strips on the market measure at roughly 40-45cm, making them awkward to measure for your garden, but at 50cm long, Primrose strips are very easy to work out. I'd recommend using a tape measure to work out the quantity and length you wish to cover. The more space you need protecting, the more strips you should buy, it's really that easy. If you need to buy large quantities (50, 100 or 200+) there is a welcoming discount per strip too.
Applying the strips could not be easier. Using adhesive glue (we'd recommend pink grip glue), and a sealant glue gun, you simply apply a layer across the area you wish to fix the spikes for strong hold. Each tube of Pink Grip will be sufficient for 30 wall and fence strips, and can adhere to brick, wood, plastic, concrete and metal. Not just for fences either, these strips can also be placed on trees, thanks to their ability to bend to fit most shapes, ideal if you have pests scurrying up the roots to grab your fruit.
Alternatively, you can attach the spikes using nails and screws. Each strip has eight small holes measuring 2mm, located in the corners and middle of the strip, so attaching them to your fence has never been easier. You can either hammer the nails in (although this will only work on wood and plastic), or you can use a power drill for extra support. Either solution will provide long lasting hold, which will last for years.
Another benefit of using the fence and wall spikes as a deterrent is that they are non-intrusive and humane, meaning no harm will come to the animals who try to jump your fence. They are cones of polypropylene plastic, a sturdy, reliable, waterproof solution which does a great job of protecting any garden space, but also ensures minimal pain to anyone who tries to climb on them. This makes them a far more ideal solution over barbed wire or metal spikes, which can cause long lasting injury or pain to humans and animals alike.
Available at Primrose, we have everything you could need from yellow fence spikes to adhesive glue. With one set price for delivery, you can add on everything else you need at no extra cost, great for stocking up on pest control.