Asked by: Saleha Wilbert
home and garden landscaping

How do you stop animals from eating plants?

Last Updated: 24th February, 2020

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Create covers for your plants.
  1. Adding a simple chicken wire fence around a plant can be enough to keep most pests away.
  2. You can buy garden fabric to cover your plants and protect them from being eaten.
  3. Young plants can be covered in deer or bird netting.

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Consequently, how do I stop my pet rabbit from eating my plants?

The best defense against rabbits is a 3-foot-tall chicken-wire fence (1-inch mesh or smaller) with another 6 inches buried in the soil. Or you can try odor repellents such as blood meal or powdered fox urine (available at your local garden center).

Additionally, what animal is eating my plants? Rabbits, Voles, Woodchucks, Deer, Chipmunks, Squirrels. All eat leaves or fruits of plants in vegetable gardens.

Similarly, it is asked, how do I stop kangaroos from eating my plants?

Trim trees back to reduce shade and sheltered areas. Reduce large, open areas for them to move around in by planting low shrubs. In the remaining open spaces, keep your grass trimmed short to cut down on its grazability. Train motion detecting lights on your garden to discourage nighttime feeding.

How do I keep animals out of my flower beds?

Place chicken wire over your beds and bulbs after planting them. Spread some dog or cat hair around as a repellent. Replace it with fresh hair regularly. Sprinkle chicken manure fertilizer on the soil.

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