Are they crazy rabbits? You are not alone. The sign of springs advent is discovering the return of the birds and the bees for their favorite dinning venue, your own garden. But they’re not the only people. Rabbits, too, are seeking a sumptuous meal, and they’re ravenous pest that could wreak havoc on your garden. Oh, how they love these fresh, sweet, tender tails you so lovingly added to your own paradise.
Did you ever notice that when you first begin planting those brand new energies, that’s when the damage is done? Have you tried planting Marigolds, sprinkling pepper flakes on the crops, or even erecting a backyard protecting fence, only to discover that none of those tricks worked.
Here are the facts: There is not any magic trick for keeping the fleas from your hair. You may try some simple to do, simple methods to protect your crops, such as color cloths, which make plants less attractive, and fencing, which might temporarily deter the small dinners, but long term success is unlikely. This was an ongoing struggle for ages.
After you’ve identified your garden invaders, they’ve been long gone, looking elsewhere for their vittles. These rabbit beauties are shy, timid creatures and they’re constantly on the move. I think they sense they’ve been hunted for food since the start of time.
Natural predators, such as the fox, hawks, owls and people, aren’t always hunting in suburban areas. That means that the furry little creatures can do what they are programed to do, and that’s eating your flowers and plants for supper, without great anxiety.
Sysan Littlefied, the National Gardening Institutions’ horticultural editor, believes that the best approach to rabbit evidence a garden would be to put in a fence that’s about two (2) feet high, or three (3) feet high if your dealing with bigger hares. Whatever the case, the fences need to be made from 3/4-inch wire mesh and extend down to the ground at least a foot. A fantastic complement to this barrier is creating an underground L-shaped barrier making a perfect angle away from the backyard.
Protecting the young plants with color covers, Bat Poop, and tiny trees with cylindrical wire guards have been shown to be somewhat beneficial. In case you have dogs and cats, use them as garden sentinels. Perhaps they could grab dinner for you.
If having healthy, wild rabbits in your backyard is a indication of an Eco-system that’s going well, then that’s a fantastic thing. To not see them are a sign to become worried. Relax! Enjoy!