Would it be okay to install 50 feet ( length ) of 4 to 5 foot high chainlink fence, and NOT have the posts cemented in??
We have a small backyard, only about 50 feet wide between houses. We have a small wooded area behind our house, and no backyard fence. Last year we tried to have a vegetable garden, but either deer, or raccoons or something ate all our vegetable plants!!! They loved eating the tomato and pumpkin plants. They ate everything right down to the stalk!!!!!
The local fence company wants $1,000 bucks to install a 6 foot high Cedar stockade fence along the 50 feet of property line. They want $700 for 50 feet of spruce. "Pressure treated posts", and the fence will be "nailed on". We don't have the extra money right now, so thinking of just putting up a chainlink fence with the metal chainlink fence posts. We would like to get either a wooden or PVC 6 foot high stockade fence in the future, so would like the chainlink to just be temporary, so that we can TRY to have a vegetable garden this year, and so we don't want to have to dig up heavy cemented posts in the future, when it's time to take the chainlink fence down.
So would it really be that bad to install 50 feet of chainlink fence and NOT cement the posts in the ground, and maybe just pack them down with dirt, 2 feet deep??