It is important that the bottom edge of your garden fence has a stake in the ground to prevent white-tailed deer and smaller critters from digging underneath fences and getting into gardens. These 12" kinked ground stakes are best used for average soils, and feature a kinked design that will make any attempt to pull it out of the ground difficult. Campers and other outdoor enthusiasts may recognize these types of stake for the ground. Each ground stake is made of durable galvanized steel, and have a 1 inch J hook that will hold the bottom edge of the fence. When driven completely into the ground, these metal ground stakes will not protrude or pose a hazard to pets or people walking near the fence line. For best results, use one 12" metal fence stakes every 5 feet.