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How to Keep Plant-Eating Animals at Bay. Say bye-bye to Bambi, and other critters that gobble up your yard. By Max Alexander of This Old House magazine // Illustration by Zohar Lazar . ... which specializes in plants and products that limit the extent of the damage.


Rabbits commonly feed during the day and through all seasons. The most common type of rabbit that eats flower gardens is the Eastern cottontail. If you’re in an area where you have rabbits constantly eating your flower garden, then chances are you could also have recurring problems with deer and other wildlife, as well.


For several years, I had almost no colour in my flower beds because the rabbits ate everything before the buds could open. Plantskydd first appeared in a nursery here in the late summer of 2003. I was truly blown away at its effectiveness. True to the product’s claim, rabbits and deer immediately stopped eating my flowers after it was applied.


The best defense against rabbits is a 3-foot-tall chicken-wire fence (1-inch mesh or smaller) with another 6 inches buried in the soil. Or you can try odor repellents such as blood meal or powdered fox urine (available at your local garden center). These usually need to be reapplied frequently ...


What is the best way to prevent animals from eating my garden without a fence? ... Use hot sauce to keep critters from eating plants. Cover the plants with a solution of 1 tbsp. liquid detergent and half a bottle of hot sauce, mixed into a watering can filled with water. ... For larger animals, spikey stuff can do wonders - that would keep deer ...


Homemade garlic spray repels various animals, such as deer, rabbits and opossums, and damaging insects from vegetable plants. Minced garlic cloves soaked in mineral oil for at least 24 hours ...


The idea behind vegetative deterrents is to surround the plants your nocturnal visitors like to eat with ones they don’t or find repellent. Deer, for example, don’t like thorny things. They also don’t eat anemones, astilbes, junipers, foxgloves, daffodils, ferns, grasses and a whole host of things.


To keep animals out of your vegetable garden, apply a spray that’s designed to deter animals, such as coyote urine spray, around the edges of your garden. You can also include plants in your garden that most animals don’t like, such as boxwood, marigolds, or daffodils.


How to Get Rid of Animal Pests With Hot Pepper Spray. Most gardeners love to see wildlife in their garden, but animals like bears, rabbits, deer, and squirrels can be bothersome if they eat your plants and bird food. One way to deter these...


Gardeners are constantly worrying about protecting their plants from hungry deer, rabbits and insects. Sometimes our feathered friends can also eat flowers and flower buds from certain plants. Read more to learn why birds eat flower buds and tips on flower bud protection from birds. Cardinals ...