What You Need To Know When Buying T Posts and Fencing

deer fence sonoma countySome say that for a vineyard owner the most important task, more than tasting the vine and keeping the quality up to mark, is to handle the fencing that runs in proximity of the vineyard property.

Part of installing the T posts and the fencing is going through the process of buying everything as well.  Most vineyard owners go to the market without fully knowing what a T post is and what functions you should focus on when choosing one. Whether you have to fence your experimental yard or acres of vineyard, this can also happen when you are shopping online as well.

Let’s start with the fencing options. Most of the vineyard owners buy low quality fencing. They are not aware whether it is the steel or wood fencing types that make the best fence. This wastes the owner’s money and can lead to premature repairs. Part of purchasing the Vineyard fences is that you know the size of land that you are going to surround.

T Posts

Let’s talk about what T posts really are. Vineyard T posts are specifically those which are considered most efficient posts for a vineyard, even though there are tons of other types of posts available. T posts are posts that can be planted vertically and are placed in such a way that there is equal distance between them. The number of posts you will need depends on the length of the vineyard that you have to work with. If you are shopping for T posts and other vineyard supplies for the first time then you might want to stick to steel or wood T posts. They have a longer life. You can also compare prices before setting on the final supplies for your vineyard. You might need T posts for making trellises or supporting grapevine.

Vineyard Fencing

Next comes the vineyard fencing, in vineyards many people believe that fencing is meant for decoration purposes. Paying attention to the different types of fences and the particular purpose they offer is just as important as the different types of fences are meant for keeping the vineyard safe from animals such as deer. When you are purchasing fences the first thing that you need to look into is what they are made of, we are talking about the style and shape of the fence. In the same way the shape and style of the fencing itself, matters a lot too.

You can buy all the tools and supplies such as T posts and fences from Cameron&Cameron. Check their online catalogue for the best quality products in online retail.

How To Make a Trellis From A “T Post”

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T post trellis is best for setting a single trellis in a house or a small home garden. This is what they are majorly popular for among consumers. However the same can also be said for buying fences that will support acres of grapevines. The best thing about T posts is that they can be simply inserted in to the ground. All you need is a post hole driver – it resembles a pipe except with a closed end. Depending on what you want to use the trellis for you can use a single strand of wire for the trellis or use a couple of them to give more space for training the grapevines.

  • The first step is that you push in wooden stakes at each end of the area where your T posts will be put up (not at each point where you will drive the t posts). Now you need to attach a string to each of the wooden stakes creating a frame of the entire vineyard area that will be covered.
  • The second step is to mark the place every 20 feet or so. You can use spray paint or any other material to mark where the T post will go.
  • It is time that you install the T posts over these markers.The right way to install T posts is that you need to set the T posts into the ground up until the point when the ground anchor plate is no longer visible and is stuck firmly in the ground.
  • Now you need to insert earth anchors into the dirt at approximately 45 degree angle from the outside of the end posts.
  • The next step is to pull a strand of 12 ½ gauge high tensile wire across the row. You need to hold the wire around 2 to 4 inches towards the posts. The end of the wires will then have to be wound around the hooked ends of the earth augers so that the wire is steady.
  • You will need a wire tensioning device now. Use this to match the wire to 250 pounds. You can fit the device on the wire and then pump or twist the tensioner until you reach the desired 250 pounds. If you want to avoid the guess work you should get a wire tensioner with a built in gauge.
  • Now attach the wire to the T posts with T post wire clips starting from one end of the fence. Push a wire clip in from the V shaped side so the hooks face the open side of the posts.
  • Remember to insert wire clips to stick the wire to all the other T posts.

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