I need a few (5-6) "stakes" to be used with a strip of wire or plastic
mesh (hardware cloth) to create a barrier or backstop at the edge of
my lawn to keep golf balls from rolling off the lawn and into the
My plan is to cut some hardware cloth into strips that are at least
8-10" wide and then find some long thin stakes to secure it in the
I located a suitable mesh at a local hardware store. It comes in a 5'
x 3' roll. I'd like to cut it half, lengthwise, leaving two 5' x 18"
strips. Now I need stakes that are long enough to weave through the
mesh and go a few inches into the ground. If the screen is 18" tall,
the stakes would have to be about 24" long.
I can find lots of thin stakes like this
but they are only 6" long and I sure don't need titanium. ;-)
These are more like what I was looking for
but they only come in a box of 75. :-(
These look almost perfect and they come in 18", 24", and 36" lengths.
They are 3/4" thick, which will make it difficult to thread through my
1/2" mesh. Would I need some sort of cap?
The local hardware store has steel rods in various lengths. If I can't
find anything better, I could buy several rods, cut them to length,
try to grind a point on one end, and look for some sort of cap for the
Any better suggestions?