During spring and summer, creatures that hide out during winter emerge to experience the nice weather. These critters include rabbits in all different sizes and colors. Rabbits venture into the yard and garden during all times of day and night. They love vegetable gardens, nibbling on these treats and leaving behind packages of feces that household dogs find too appealing to resist. If you want to keep rabbits out of your yard and garden without trapping or hurting them, follow the tips below.
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Step 1: When planning a vegetable garden incorporate veggies that rabbits do not like. These include cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, peppers, potatoes, and corn.
Step 2: To protect the vegetables that rabbits enjoy (which include beets, beans, lettuce, and peas), build a fence from poultry wire with less than 2-inch openings. Make the fence at least 2 feet high and use it to surround the rabbit-friendly vegetables. Secure the fence to the ground, leaving no gaps that a hungry rabbit could squeeze through.
Step 3: If a fence seems unappealing, use an aroma-based rabbit deterrent. Sprinkle fox urine or dried blood around the border of the garden, reapplying after rainstorms. Attach a bar of soap to a stick or stake and put this into the ground in the middle of the garden.
Step 4: Cut a garden hose into pieces and use these to create a border around the garden or yard. Rabbits will think that these are snakes and will hop around them because they are afraid.
Step 5: Surround the garden or yard with clover. Rabbits prefer munching on this to eating vegetables that are growing in the garden. Clover tends to spread rapidly so control it in order to prevent an additional nuisance.