5 Ways to Keep Insects and Animals Out of Your Garden

5 Ways to Keep Insects and Animals Out of Your Garden
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    There’s almost nothing more frustrating than growing your garden only to find all of your fruits and vegetables eaten or ruined by insects and animals.

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Unfortunately, no garden is safe from pests and it’s up to you to make sure you keep caterpillars, beetles, chipmunks, rabbits, birds, and other culprits away from your plants. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can do this and we have come up with 5 of them that might just be what you were looking for.

Fences

There are a lot of animals who might be deterred by a fence built around your garden. If you’re having troubles with rabbits and dogs, a simple low-fence buried several inches into the ground should do the trick. On the other hand, some larger pests such as deer might require much taller fencing which is always more expensive and unsightly.

Just bear in mind that young plants are more susceptible to animal attacks, so surrounding them with individual collars of fencing might be a good idea.

Cloches

If you want to protect single plants or a whole row of plants, garden cloches might just be all you need. These are temporary covers designed according to the size and shape of a plant that needs protection. You can either buy these or try to make them yourself.

An empty plastic bottle is a perfect solution for protecting a single plant, but if you’re working with a whole row of plants, you’ll want to create tunnels with wire hoops and row-cover fabric. The only danger with cloches is that your plants can get overheated if not vented properly.

How to make a Portable Netted Hooped Crop & Plant Protecting Cloche – youtube

Neem Oil

Neem oil is a natural pesticide and insect repellent, pressed from the seeds and fruits of the neem tree. It’s known to be effective against more than 200 bug species that can start chewing on your plants. So, no matter which type of insects you’re dealing with, neem oil is a perfect solution.

It’s also important to mention that neem oil is non-toxic to mammals, birds, bees, and your plants, so there’s no need to worry if you decide to use it.

How Does Neem Oil Work – youtube

Hand picking

One of the best methods for dealing with squash bugs is to kill them yourself. This is, of course, only the case if you’ve got over the “yuck factor” and you’re ready to touch all kinds of bugs. It’s always a good idea to throw all of the bugs you hand pick into a bucket full of soapy water, just to make sure none of them will come back.

Adults bugs can usually be found on the underside of the leaves, especially if the leaves are touching the ground. If you notice any eggs on the leaves, make sure you destroy them as well.

Visual Deterrents

Visual deterrents are a great way to keep birds away from your garden. They see the bird deterrent and flee away – simple as that. This is a pretty low-cost solution that’s guaranteed to be effective. You should get these as soon as you a “bird problem” in your garden. Luckily, today there are plenty you can choose from and there’s got to be something birds in your area will be deterred by.

Visual deterrents you can get at Bird Control Australia are designed in such a way to scare any type of birds and keep them away from your garden.

Make sure you identify the culprits that have been giving your garden a hard time and choose a way to deal with them a. You might want to consider implementing some of these ways even if you don’t have any signs of pests in your garden, simply to head off the problems before they arise.

Home Remodeling reference:

AMAZONS BESTSELLERS: pest control

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DianaSmith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to interior designs and latest DIY projects.