Fall Gardening

Posted by Tammy Sons on Jan 27, 2016

Protect your Garden from Animals

The best way to protect your garden against animals is to set up a barrier of some kind. There are a variety of fences and shields that will protect against animals and bugs. There are protective screens that will not only keep growing plants safe from harm but will also be a great help in keeping extra moisture and heat. If you live in a forested area, then setting up a shield is a great way to protect against filed mice and other types of animals.

The following best way to keep animals at bay is to set up motion lights around your garden. Nocturnal animals like possums and raccoons are an excellent way to frighten them away in the middle of the night. Motion lights will also alert you when something happens to cross your garden. You can also tie loose string together and attach empty cans. The loud noise will scare animals when they trip on the wire. That is a great way to scare away deer and other large animals.

Animal repellants are also a great alternative. Fox urine is an excellent repellant and will keep animals like possum and raccoons away. There are also store a variety of repellants that are organic and will not pose a problem to plants or humans. It is the most direct way of keeping animals away without having to maintain a constant eye on your garden.

You can also make your own animals repellant in the form of pepper juice or citrus. Mixing some of the chemicals in some water will keep away furry animals and, if the right concoction is mixed, you can also kill insect pests. Mixing citrus and pepper juice in some fatty acid will help kill insects that will ravage your garden. Ingredients such as citrus are a great help in keeping spiders at bay and will help keep animals out of your garden.

Adding hard mulch is a great way to make the ground uncomfortable for furry pests. Animals like raccoons have a hard time walking on rougher surfaces when traversing any area. Pebble or wood mulch is an excellent way to protect your garden, and it is a way to protect the soil bed.