Bird Netting For Blueberries


SKU EF17.100
Our Bird Netting for Blueberries is a HDPE knitted yarn, commercial grade netting. It is used to protect your blueberry bushes from bird damage. The netting is available in three grades: Easy Fit, Flex Premium, and Flex Super Premium, and in a variety of netting sizes in each grade. The bird netting for blueberries has built in UV stabilizers, and is non-abrasive, which makes it easier on the plants. It is applied from bags, and is a more flexible and easier to handle option compared to extruded plastic nets.


  • Brand: Bare Hand
  • Size: Various
  • Material:  HDPE
  • Brochure:  PDF
  • Install Instructions: PDF
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  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) knitted yarns
  • CIBA Specialty Chemicals used for UV stabilization
  • Rip-stop construction makes for strong netting
  • Natural green color blends in with vines and other plants
  • Premium netting can last 3 or more growing seasons
  • Super Premium nets can last 6 or more growing seasons
  • Non-abrasive knitted mesh is easy on grapes, berries, etc
  • More flexible and easier to handle than extruded plastic nets
  • Applied from bags - no rolls, spools or cores


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Discover The Best Way To Protect Your Blueberries From Birds

Growing blueberries can be an exciting experience but it will take some work to make it happen. You probably agree that blueberries are one of the most scrumptious berries anywhere but you are not alone, birds do too! Once birds zero in on these berries, they will flatten a blueberry patch in record time.

Wild blueberries, unlike those grown by farmers, are not grown in patches but in fields known as barrens. To protect your blueberries from harm you need bird netting. It's a safe alternative that will not harm birds trying to make a meal out of your crop but will protect your crop. In this article, we will go over everything you need to know about using bird netting to keep your blueberries safe while allowing them to grow. Once you understand bird netting, you will be on your way to growing luscious, sweet berries.

You will definitely need bird netting in place as you enter the ripening stage. There are certain birds to watch out for such as robins, sparrows, and starlings who will go out of their way for a sweet snack. Far beyond losing some berries, these birds can damage the bushes and infect the plants with diseases.

Bird netting is a physical barrier preventing birds from gaining access to the plants while allowing sunlight, air, and pollinators to reach the bushes.

Bird with a blueberry

Blueberry in Bird Beak

The Benefits Of Using Bird Netting For Protection

• Using bird netting will give you a higher yield during harvest time.
• Using organic farming, bird netting will ensure a chemical-free approach to protecting your plants.
• You will have an excellent investment with this high-quality bird netting because it's long-lasting and can be used over several seasons saving you a great deal of money.

The Different Kinds Of Bird Netting For Blueberries

There are several kinds of bird nettings with their own benefits to take into consideration. Some of these benefits include:

Extruded Polypropylene Netting

This is a lightweight economical netting that's good for small-scale gardens at home, is easy to install but might have a shorter lifespan than other choices.

• Knitted Polyethylene Netting is durable and will resist UV damage. It's perfect for commercial operations. Due to flexibility and strength, it's a great choice for those needing long-term use.
• Metal Netting is not as commonly used because of its weight and higher cost. It does offer exceptional strength against larger animals as well as birds.

Planning And Installing

First and foremost, good planning must be done before installation.

• Measurements must be precise, Measure the entire area to be covered including height and the spread of the bushes when they have matured.
• Structural Support will depend on the blueberry patch. Also, you might need a framework to support the netting. Added supports will include PVC pipes, wooden posts, or metal frames.
• Secure the netting at the base to keep birds from getting under it. Use ground stakes or weights to anchor the netting in place.

The following steps for installation must be put in place:

Set up the support structure around the blueberry bushes and ensure there is room for growth and access for maintenance. Carefully cover the netting over the support structure with complete coverage making sure there are no gaps. Fasten the netting securely to the supports and base. There should be no openings for birds to get through. For long-lasting effective netting, you must perform regular maintenance. Also, inspect the netting on a regular basis for possible tears, holes, or wear particularly after extreme weather conditions.


You can repair any damage to the netting to keep its protective properties intact.

Blueberry Bush

Bush of Blueberries


You can easily clean off all debris such as twigs and leaves collecting on the netting.


If you have to remove the netting before the fruiting season, clean and dry it before storing it. Your storage room should be dry and cool.

The Best Ways For Using Netting With Blueberries

To get great benefits of bird netting, consider the following avenues:


You should install the netting before the berries ripen and catch the attention of the birds.

Encourage Growth

Make sure the structure can handle the growth of the blueberry bushes. You do not want the netting to come in contact with fruit or leaves.

Bird Netting Protecting Blueberry Bush

Bird Netting for Blueberries


Construct the installation of the netting so you can easily get at the bushes for maintenance, harvesting, and pollination.

Alternative Strategies

Even though bird netting is very effective, additional devices can offer more protection for your blueberries.

Visual Deterrents

Using reflective tape, predator decoys, and/or flashing lights can add to the netting's effectiveness of the bird netting by keeping birds out of the area.

Mimicking Predator Sounds

Devices for noises such as bird calls or distress sounds from birds can add to protection.


Reducing nearby perching or nesting can make your area less appealing to birds.

In A Nutshell

Bird netting is an excellent tool that is very reliable and humane for protecting your blueberries which all blueberry growers should have on hand. Choosing the right kind of netting, having a good installation plan, and implementing the best maintenance and care, will give you blueberry bushes producing a magnificent harvest. Adding bird netting with other deterrent devices will give you superb defense to reap the fruits of your labor, not handing them over to the birds!