Imagine you curated your garden and wake up and find a deer nibbling at your flowers! Have you been there? Wildlife can be cute in nature but destructive to your plants. Today we will look at some natural ways to deter wildlife from your garden.
First identify the animal that is causing trouble. Some examples are deer, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, moles and more. Once you’ve done so it’ll be easier to know the best method for you. We’ll be looking at some natural deterrents as well as repellents that we carry in store.
Having a fence surrounding your garden is one of the most effective ways to keep animals out. This way, you are blocking access to animals coming into your garden for a snack. It’s a good idea to bury your fence 1’ into the ground to prevent burrowing animals.
Many plants and herbs can repel wildlife from your garden. For example, plants that repel rabbits are rosemary and sage. Deer dislike fragrant smells like mint, rosemary, dill and oregano. By identifying the critter sneaking into your garden, you’ll be able to find the right plant to keep it away.
Store bought repellents are another great way to keep wildlife out of your garden. Take a look at some we have in store.
Plantskydd works by emitting an odor that animals associate with their predator. This way, animals avoid your plant before they bite! This is great for rabbits, deer and voles also effective on elk, moose, chipmunks and squirrels. It is safe for protecting your trees, shrubs, flowers and food crops. 100% natural, rain resistant and safe for people and pets. The liquid or powder concentrate is best for deer, moose and elk. While the granular formula is best for rabbits, voles, chipmunk, and squirrels. Use the granular for plants under 2 feet high.
Liquid Fence acts like a barrier around your favorite plants. The scent keeps animals like deers and rabbits away. Liquid Fence is rain resistant and applies year round. Make sure to apply on dry vegetation. This product comes ready to use so you can go straight to creating a barrier around your garden.
Repels-All Animal Repellent®
This repellent contains natural ingredients causing a mild irritation to animals’ nasal passages. This way, when an animal touches, tastes or smells Repels-All, it triggers the animal to stay away. This product is people and pet safe, biodegradable and comes ready to use! Best for repelling squirrels, deer, rabbits, chipmunks, mice, skunks, and more.
MoleMax applies to lawns, gardens and planting beds. It penetrates deep into the ground where animals burrow. People and pet safe. MoleMax repels moles, voles, gophers, armadillos, rabbits, ground squirrels and other burrowing animals.
When all else fails, this is for you. Deer X is a protective netting great for gardens and landscapes. All you do is drape it over your shrubs or attach it to stakes as a fence. Needed to stop deer from coming into your garden and eating your plants. Made from recycled content, safe, non toxic, humane and easy to use.
Remember that some animals may be smarter than you think. If one method doesn’t stick, keep trying until you find one that does. Good luck!