As much as I love wildlife, I can’t afford unexpected guests dining in my garden. They don’t understand the concept of “share and share alike” and can often destroy dozens of garden plants overnight. And, the smaller your garden, the fewer bites it takes for a rabbit or deer to raze your garden to the ground!
The most effective methods I have used over the years to protect my gardens have involved using barriers, such as solid, well-designed fences, netting, and cages. You can read or hear about dozens of different types of repellants, scare devices, and makeshift fencing. Many of these ideas work for some people some of the time, but most of them are simply not reliable control methods.
Wildlife are smart. They have strong survival instincts, and will go to great lengths to reach a high quality food source. [Continue reading]