- bird netting
August begins bird migration season as birds across the United States and Canada flock gather in groups to flock south for warmer climates and better food sources. During this month, into fall, gardeners will notice an influx of birds on properties and damage to fruit bushes; shrubs; and vegetable gardens. To protect organic gardens from bird damage, home growers will need to implement bird management strategies. Here's what can be done to protect plants from birds on-the-move:
Bird control methods, such as bird netting, are necessary for fruit growers and farmers to use when planting vegetables, flowers, shrubs peach trees and blueberry bushes. Using a bird net keeps out birds from above while stopping whitetail deer from indulging on freshly planted fruits.
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. Bird control netting is also UV-stabilized for longevity, and incredibly easy to handle.
Garden Enclosures With Tops
A fully enclosed garden fence can be placed around flowerbed to keep away white-tailed deer; squirrels; raccoons and birds. The covered top will discourage birds and make it difficult for them to fit through small mesh holes to reach plants in gardens.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Peaches are one of America's favorite fruits to eat in summertime; and they are simple to grow; but how easy are these types of fruit trees easy to protect? Here are easy orchard management strategies to keep away deer and other critters courtesy of DeerbustersCanada:1. Tree GuardsFruit trees, such as peach trees, do not produce fruit [...]
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, [...]