Keeping rabbits out of flower beds requires a combination of repellents, barriers and diversions. Apply repellents by using a spray bottle or by hanging swatches of cloth sprayed with the repellent. Constructing fences as short as 2 to 3 feet can keep a rabbit out of a flower bed. Planting a rabbit's favorite food close by can be a diversion from munching on flowers.Continue Reading
The scent of a possible predator around a flower bed can deter rabbits from entering. Blood meal and bone meal have scents that repel rabbits. They are also good fertilizers. Onions and marigolds can be planted in the flower bed since their odor is offensive to rabbits. Chili powder, soap or vinegar can be used, but over time, rabbits may become accustomed to these scents, making them less effective.
Rabbits can't cross fences, but they are able to dig under them. Burying the fence at least 6 inches under the ground can discourage this habit. Buried chicken wire can also be used to prevent digging.
Rabbits love to eat beans, peas, parsley, rosemary and clover. Planting any of these near the flower bed may help distract the rabbit from the plants the gardener wishes to preserve.Learn more about Gardening & Landscapes
The control of voles, or meadow mice, can include barriers, repellents and certain garden practices. Baits and traps can also be used, and the voles' natural predators, such as owls and snakes, can be encouraged.Full Answer >
Organisms that eat dandelions include pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, rabbits, deer and even humans. Dandelions, like many plants and flowers, have different parts that provide sustenance to different creatures. The fruit and nectar of dandelions attracts pollinators, while herbivores like rodents and deer consume the leaves.Full Answer >
Tips for flower garden design include choosing proper plants for the area, adding visual interest, and adding a border. Variety in the color, height and blooming time of the flowers creates contrast and long-lasting color in the flower garden.Full Answer >
Build a flower bed by laying out the bed, removing grass and weeds, adding soil and organic matter, then planting flowers. Flower beds can be raised or in the ground, but the building process is basically the same for either.Full Answer >