- bird netting
Birds, like other types of wild animals, love exploring lawns and gardens for food. Throughout the year, birds will fly over to growing sites to eat up nuts, fruits, berries and other plant material. They are not the picky eaters we image; and while growers can shew them away, they will come back for seconds unless growers install bird netting on plants. But, how easy is it to use; and is it even effective?
Bird netting is one of the easiest ways to rid birds from landscapes. Bird nets are made from a loose poly mesh netting that are lightweight and affordable barriers against bird damage. The polypropylene material resists corrosion and environmental damage even after years of use outdoors.Simply drape the netting over plants, including bushes; and walk away!
Need an effective way to manage bird damage on lawns and gardens? Choose to install bird nets on properties.
Multi-purpose fence is a newer type of plastic fence that is used for a variety of applications on landscapes. At first glance, customers may wonder why buy multi-purpose fence? It's thin, plastic and lightweight. However, there are several reasons to buy this all-purpose fence. Here is what it is used for on lawns and gardens:1. [...]
As two seasons change, homeowners will notice an influx of birds on home properties. In the spring and fall months, bird migration occurs to avoid chilly temperatures and cold fronts. When birds in the North head southbound, they will make pit-stops to home gardens in search of food. To prepare for their arrival, home growers [...]
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Four cases of a fatal parasite disease in birds have turned up in Nova Scotia - and this isn't the first time."Trichomonosis is caused by a microscopic parasite transmitted from bird to bird through moist bird seed, damp areas and bird baths." (CBC News). The disease causes birds to puff up as it spreads in [...]
Birds: Gardeners either love them or hate them. Some gardeners will feed the birds to get them through the winter; but others just want them gone! Some birds, such as crows and blackbirds, are destructive in gardens and will eat fruits and veggies from home gardens. Here are tips to rid birds from gardens:How to [...]
Pepé Le Pew, a charming skunk character, isn't all he's cracked up to be. He is not only smelly; but he is destructive in gardens. (Not exactly attractive qualities to get the ladies.) Nevertheless, gardeners are always asking about how to rid skunks from landscapes. Here's what we know about skunks.Skunk activity in gardensSkunks do not [...]
Like other wild animals, both ground and tree squirrels venture to yards in search of food, so if homeowners can eliminate their food source, then they will see a dramatic reduction in the number of squirrels. It's suggested that homeowners rake up nuts, berries and fallen acorns from trees. Nuts and berries are squirrels' main food [...]
Winemakers, you will soon be planting grapes late winter-early spring to begin your journey into wine making. Now is the time to develop a deer management strategy to keep away hungry deer from grape vines. Here are deer control techniques to implement:Deer FencingWhite-tailed deer are nosy animals; and if they smell a sweet, delightful scent, [...]
Without a deer fence, garden protection is rather difficult to achieve. Although it may seem as if deer are gone for the summer season, deer hunters are now pushing them out of their woodland homes and back onto lawns and gardens, seeking security and food. If gardeners aren't careful, they will find that their flowerbeds [...]