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Protect Gardens From Rabbit Damage

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Today being Good Friday means that Easter is around the corner; and while children may be excited to eat chocolate and participate in egg hunts, homeowners, especially those with home gardens, are working on ways to keep the Easter Bunny from coming onto properties. And, it's not just the Easter Bunny they are looking out for - but impostors that look like him. Homeowners that have home gardens can keep the Easter Bunny and friends out of gardens by using a few simple strategies. Here's what they'll need to do to rid backyard bunnies from lawns and gardens this April:

Rabbit Fencing

Like deer fence, there are certain fence types that can be used for rabbit exclusion from gardens. Fence companies will recommend using a steel hexagon fence. Since rabbits use scissor action to trim teeth, they will cut right through plastic fencing; but with a PVC-coated metal fence, rabbits will find trouble breaking through the steel construction. Remember, bunnies may hop; but they will burrow first. Trench the fence at least 6-12" inches into the ground to keep bunnies out of gardens. 

Rabbit-Resistant Plants To Grow

Like deer, rabbits can be picky eaters. They love the taste of some veggies (carrots of course) but they hate others. Grow these plants for rabbit resistance in gardens: Asparagus, potatoes, basil, parsley, mint, and oregano. Some of these herbs are also deer-resistant plants that can be planted to keep deer out of gardens, too.

February Plants To Grow

Why wait until spring to begin a fruit and vegetable garden? There are plenty of plants to grow in February that can be enjoyed later in spring and summer. Here is a list of plants to grow in February:Vegetables: In some climates, it is appropriate to begin growing tomatoes. However, in most of the country, [...]

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Plants To Grow This Fall For Deer Resistance

Deer damage is the number one complaint among gardeners and farmers; and with over 30 million white-tailed deer roaming in the United States, growers can't be too cautious when it comes to garden protection. As gardeners, they look for plants that can grow for deer resistance. These are pungent plants that deer hate smelling and [...]

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Toxic [Deer Resistant] Plants To Dogs

Gardeners are ready to dig their tools into the ground now that spring is just a week away. For home gardeners looking to keep deer away from plants in spring, they decide to grow deer resistant flowers; however, some of these plants used for deer resistance can be harmful to pets and make dogs very ill if [...]

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It's National Golf Month!

August is National Golf Month, a time to celebrate golfing as a sport. Golf brings in many different crowds: beginner golfers; veterans and even...wildlife. To keep deer off golf courses, deer management strategies are a must for golf course owners. Here's what they need to start doing for the safety of their players:Deer FencingInstalling a [...]

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Deer Problems Moving Into May

It's true, April shower bring May flowers; and while the rain helps brighten up the appearance of landscapes, it also attracts white-tailed deer to spring flowers. This is something that gardeners need to keep in-mind moving into May. May is a great time to grow a variety of flowers. Here are some flowers to plant [...]

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Airport Deer Management Techniques

Throughout the summer, and into Labor Day, is when travelers frequent the airport most often to visit family and friends; or to simply escape. Because we are in a high travel season, it's time for airport commissioners and animal control departments to take into account the safety of airport passengers on-and-off the plane. Although national [...]

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Deer Control in Gardens This Winter

As we close November, you may be noticing changes in both foliage and temperature. The leaves have already turned from vibrant green to rustic shades of red; and their may even be snow on the ground. Deer are standing out more behind trees without leaves to camouflage them. While they are actively searching for food, [...]

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