We're starting a garden for the first time and want to put up a cheap wire fence (to keep costs down) so we can keep out pests, but we have everything ranging from chipmunks to deer. What height fencing and size aperture should we be looking at? The various options at Home Depot were bewildering. Also, will fencing even keep out chipmunks or will they just climb it?

We're not planning on a large space, maybe 30'x20' or even 20'x20'. It seems like anything big enough to keep deer is going to have gaps too large for small mischief makers.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!