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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. Bird netting. This type of plastic yard fencing can be used for bird control. Simply drape it over plants, bushes and fruit trees for protection.
2. Deer management. For light to moderate deer pressure. The material is not chew-resistant; but it will block a majority of deer populations from reaching organic gardens.
3. Pond protection. Keeps out leaves and debris from small ponds and protects fish from aerial attacks.
4. Balcony protection. The 1" x 1" mesh can be used to fill in gaps in balconies and existing fences. It can be used to protect pets and children from squeezing through bars.
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, [...]
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 [...]
Blueberries are a 20th Century phenomenon. In addition to being rich in antioxidants, and a great low calorie snack, the blueberry is one of the most savored fruits in the summertime for baked goods. Blueberries can be enjoyed from June to August; and should be grown in the spring season for summer eating. Unfortunately, if [...]