How to Keep Rabbits Out of Your Garden

How to Keep Rabbits Out of Your Garden – Rabbits nibble on the foliage of almost any garden plant, returning day and night to finish the job. Rabbits tend to eat vegetables and flowers in the spring and summer- sprouting tulips are a favorite treat spring. In autumn and winter, they favor twigs and bark and can cause considerable damage to landscape trees and shrubs.

How to Keep Rabbits Out of Your Garden

 

How to Keep Rabbits Out of Your Garden

Here are some techniques to thwart rabbits:

Fencing: The best way to keep rabbits away from your plants is about them. Because they dig, a fence should also extend underground. Choose to 4 feet tall, about chicken-wire mesh of 1 inch. Inter the lower leg of the fence, the lower folding of 6 inches at a right angle facing outward.

Trunk protectors: Protect tree trunks with hardware cloth cylinder 1/4 inch or other wire mesh. (Larger mesh works for rabbits, but the room inch size protects mice trees biting, too.) The material should be a few inches away from the trunk and extend high enough that the rabbits standing in the snow cannot get above it. You can also get guards commercial trees.

Repellents: Repel birds with hair collected from beauty salons and dog groomers. Sprinkle it around the edge of a garden and refill it every few weeks. You can also purchase commercial repellents that are made to spray on the ground or directly on the plants. Because most of these sprays repel by taste, use them only in ornamental plants, and follow label instructions carefully.


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