I have a small garden in my backyard about 8 feet by 12 feet. Right now at this time we have 4 foot high chicken wire surrounding it. Do you have any recommendations for a different protective border that would not look so country since we live in a city allotment?
Garden Protection From Animals
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You might consider adding deterrent plants (in attractive containers) around the perimeter of your garden. You could also place larger plants, like container shrubs, behind them to form an attractive privacy hedge.
Here are some articles that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/camouflage-gardening-deterring-garden-crashers-pests.htm