You have a beautiful garden and you don’t want to see it destroyed by pests and animals. Don’t fret! There are ways to avoid this unfortunate outcome. Using mulch, fences, raised beds, scare tactics, live traps and spray repellent, here are some ways to keep out unwanted garden guests.
1. Put up a fence
To deter animals from coming in your garden, you may want to place a fence around the area. Since deer are great jumpers, it’s best to make your fence high. You’ll want to create an eight foot barrier to keep your plants safe.
2. Build a raised bed
To prevent rabbits from coming into your vegetable garden, you may want to consider building a raised bed for your plants. This provides several advantages to you as a gardener. Using stock lumber to build your raised bed, your soil will be warmer. That also means it won’t become compacted under your feet.
3. Use spray repellent
You can easily keep aphids and slugs away from your garden when you use a nonchemical pest spray that you can easily make at home. Place a peeled onion, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and two peeled garlic cloves in the blender. Add in three cups of water and blend the concoction until it’s smooth. Strain the liquid in a spray bottle after you’ve let it sit overnight. Coat the plants well in the morning.
4. Place mulch around your plants
Take some mulch and place it between the plants and vegetables in your garden. Many things can be used as mulch. Simply take a mixture of wood bark and old pine straw needles. Animals are usually fearful when it comes to walking over these mulched areas.
5. Set up live traps
If you’re worried about the health of the animal and don’t want to kill them, you can use live traps in your garden. Many of these traps are made of some sort of steel mesh that comes in different sizes. Using crackers or vegetables, you can lure the animal into the cage and lock them in.
6. Scare them off
If you’d simply rather scare the animals off, you can use a variety of auditory and visual devices to do so. These may include ultrasonic repellers or water sprayers that are motion activated. You might want to use visual devices like faux predators or reflective tape.
To contact a professional pest control service that help you keep the wildlife away from your garden, contact Clegg’s online or phone at 888-672-5344.
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