Most of us just love gardening and taking care of plants. Those people who live in countries who have much cooler climate are just getting ready when springtime comes coz this is when they will start plowing once again. Surely, it’s a really great past time to take care of your own garden. But then, after planning, soil preparation, and tool overhauls, there’s just one thing you must not forget – protecting your garden from animals. Surely, most of us love animals as well, but not on our garden. They may be nice and adorable to look at when they are there but what happens after? So here are some steps on how we should get them away from our gardens.
First step of protecting your garden from wild animals is that, you should be aware of the kinds of animals that live in your area. Then know what they eat, and what time they usually come out to feed themselves. This knowledge is very essential on how you would protect your garden. It’s like going in war with a fine strategy. These wild animals may consist of birds, chipmunks, deer, squirrels, mice, voles, moles, opossums, gophers, armadillos, rabbits, skunks, raccoons, porcupines, squirrels, woodchucks, and a lot of variety that may harm your garden. Of course, it still depends on which country you live.
Then, you may buy some plants which can help keep wild animals away from your garden like wormwood, flowering onions, dusty miller, caper spurge, gopher plant, crown imperial fritillary, lavender, mint, castor bean, and Mexican marigold. These plants can help keep away birds, raccoons, skunks, rabbits, mice, woodchucks, voles, moles, opossums, and gophers.
Shrubs and flowers can help keep your garden away from deer. Example of these are lilac, boxwood, jasmine, sea buck horn, china berry tree, holly, butterfly bush, smoke tree, pepper tree, black locust, wax myrtle, narcissus, jonquil, daffodil, columbine, aloe vera, foxglove, iris, and clematis. Animals like deer are a bit aggressive though. So in case these shrubs didn’t work, try putting on some fence around your garden coz they eat just about everything.
These are just a few tips on protecting your garden from wild animals. Surely, there may be a lot of alternative solutions out there, a lot of plants and shrubs which can help keep them away depending on the country where you live. There are still a lot of plants which can help keep away these wild critters. If all else fails, do not lose hope. You may visit your local garden store for their recommendations.