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Windbreak protection for home gardens, orchards

Charmaine Rogers - Friday, May 12, 2017

 
Here are pictures of our new wind-break product, recently installed at the Whistle-Stop Gardens on the site of the old Railway Station in Stanthorpe.
 
Wanna know how they did such an awesome job?  Read on.

The gardeners used star-pickets to shape and anchor the Windbreak fence around the garden-bed on the wind-ward side. They then fastened two wire strands top and bottom, just over 1m apart.
 
  The wind-break material is knitted with reinforced eyelets top and bottom, to enable easy fixing to wire supports (or trellis).  There are two ways of doing this:  thread the wire first then fix it to your support posts, or build your support structure first, as the Whistle-Stop gardeners did, then fasten the wind-break cloth to the wire using our Tri-clips.

The end of the wind-break cloth was pulled tight and wrapped around the end star-pickets, and fastened with a shade-cloth 'butterfly clip' which had been cut into two parts.  Other solutions would include clip-lock or wooden battens.
 
  Some extra info on the clips: 
The tri-clips are designed for 3.15mm spring steel wire, which we use on our commercial projects.  Our most common use for commercial wind-break is in the NZ Kiwifruit vineyards.  Commonly they will already have installed 2.5mm wire, so to ensure the Tri-clips grip firmly the middle 'finger' of the clip is pushed to the other side of the wire to the outside 'fingers'.
 
   Find these products on our eBay shop:
10m Wind-break
20m Wind-break
Tri-clips (one pack of 60 tri-clips is sufficient to fasten 10m of windbreak top and bottom).
 

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