Today is officially the first day of spring. And although it is still chilly outside, all the wildlife around you are getting busy. This means that you need to do what you can to animal-proof your property before wildlife can become a costly or frustrating nuisance. Wild animals, like rabbits, moles, skunks, opossum, and more, are highly destructive to lawns, gardens, patios, and other structures. One of the best ways to keep animals out of your yard is to install a ground-deep fence. But not everyone has a property, or budget, that is compatible with this type of remodel.
For this reason, wildlife rescue and control specialists have spent years researching alternative options for property fencing, without actually having a fence. Continue reading to learn some tips and ideas that may work for you this season.
To keep pillaging critters out of your gardens, there are a few things you can do. Look below at some of the most effective ideas!
❦ Plant Marigolds:
Marigolds produce a sticky, prickly, stem and foliage system that animals absolutely hate. By bordering your gardens with marigolds and similar floral species, you can better prevent wildlife intrusion from raccoons, rabbits, deer, and more.
❦ Plant Other Plants Animals Hate:
Like marigolds, there are several other types of plants that animals find repulsive. Their stems, foliage, and scents are highly displeasing to animals like rabbits and deer, which helps to keep nuisance wildlife away. Consider including plants like Azalea, Boxwood, Lamb’s Ear, Peony, Bleeding Hearts, Daffodils, Hyssop, and Mullein.
❦ Use a Granule Repellent:
There are several non-toxic granule-style animal repellents you can purchase to use as a protection barrier for your garden. Simply sprinkle the granules around the perimeter of the garden, and continue on with your day! Just be sure to choose a safe, chemical-free product.
To protect your lawns from destructive wildlife, there are plenty of safe and humane strategies you can try. Look below at some helpful hints!
❦ Install Motion Detector Sprinklers:
A safe and humane alternative to fencing is to install motion-detection sprinklers around your lawn. When wildlife crawls within the detection perimeter, they will activate and spray water. This instantly startles wildlife, and causes them to run away. Clever species, like raccoons, will remember that your lawn is not a safe place for them, and will eventually stop returning.
❦ Electronic Sound Machines:
Like motion detection sprinklers, electronic sound machines will trick animals into thinking humans or predators are around, thus stopping them from coming any closer to your property. A radio left on a talk station will also do the trick!
❦ Use a Non-Toxic Repellent:
Aside from granule repellents mentioned before, there are also several liquid sprays you can buy, or just make yourself. See our article, “How to Make Non-toxic Animal Repellent” to learn how to make and administered a homemade animal repellent. You can also purchase coyote urine as a deterrent.
Still Having Nuisance Animal Problems?
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