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 Use scent to deter foxes


Foxes have a very strong sense of smell and will eat almost anything. Gardens with chickens or rabbits, or bird feeders, accessible pots, and crops are particularly attractive. You can use some scents to deter foxes, they are said to dislike the smell of chilies and garlic, so pour boiling water and spray your garden as a fox repellant. Other animal repellents are available, but be aware of the risk to other wildlife and always read the manufacturers' instructions carefully. If a territory is marked by a fox, it will take some effort to move them, and if they feel their territory is being threatened, they may increase the amount of marking.

6 fascinating facts about peonies

 6 fascinating facts about peonies that will make you love their beautiful flowers even more Bold, colorful, and fragrant, these flowers are popular all over the world for good reason. You may have noticed the smell of blooming peonies on a walk in your neighborhood, and it is hard not to miss their stunning blooms. Individual peony flowers can reach up to 10 inches wide depending on the variety, and they come in every color except blue. Besides their large, layered flowers and pleasant aroma, peonies have incredible staying power in the garden (they can live for over 100 years!). Peonies produce excellent cut flowers and last more than a week in a vase; It is even possible to keep the buds in the refrigerator for up to three months to enjoy the flowers naturally after the flowering season. Not surprisingly, peonies are a much-loved plant, but they have a lot more to offer than you might think. 1. Peonies have centuries of history Pioneers are native to Asia, Europe, and we

front yard garden

 What are the best vegetables for planting in the front garden? Depending on a few variables. Can you plant anything you want first or are you regulated by the HOA or city rules? The latter should make you look beautiful according to HOA standards and not look like cooking plants. I recommend placing cooking plants that are decorative. For this list, I will consider the following Artichokes: These plants are grayish-green and white. They are as big as bushes. Artichokes also look like cool sculptures. They can also be found in beautiful purple. Cover the edible floor in the form of mint, parsley, or low-growing herbs. Perennial herbs such as thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary, or bay leaves look like large shrubs, attracting the best scent and beeswax. Blueberry Shrubs: These are perennial, good shrubs and do not grow outside the control vines or cane-like blackberry or raspberry. Carob tree: Beautiful tree and exotic edible pods you can chew or harvest and make as a chocola

lawn maintenance

 Great lawn maintenance tricks 1. Raise your neck Allowing your lawn to mature and grow a little longer will help establish a better root system and be greener and fuller. If you think your lawn needs a boost, try raising your lawn site to one or two settings and monitoring the results. 2. Sharpen those knives Every spring is the best time to make sure your blade cuts effortlessly through the grass on the propeller or riding machine. Grass blades will turn brown when cut with a dull blade, which puts your lawn at risk for diseases and heat stress. 3. Brown is not dead A brown lawn is not always a dead lawn. Some grass strains go dormant and fall asleep in the winter. The result is a brown lawn that may seem dead, but it actually protects itself. Irrigate at regular intervals to keep your lawn alive. Once it warms up it will appear green again. 4. Avoid many chemicals There are enough chemicals to get your head around the lawn maintenance walkway at your local nursery or ho

How to direct - sow seeds outdoors

Sowing the seeds in the vegetable garden Most vegetables start directly from seeds sown in the garden. This is often called "direct seeding" or "direct seeding". In this article, we will talk about which vegetables are sown directly as seeds in the garden (planted against the alternative). In addition, we will provide some tips and tricks for sowing seeds so that they can survive and grow. Starting your own vegetable garden When growing vegetables at home, you have two options to start your garden: you can start growing vegetables from seed (indoors or outdoors in the garden) or buy small starter plants (called "transplants") from a local start center. Many gardeners use a combination of these techniques in their vegetable gardens each year. Which method is better? It depends. Many vegetables prefer to be planted directly in the ground and will not grow if they are transplanted or disturbed. In this article, we will focus on sowing seeds and ve

Houseplant Fertilizer Basics

 How and when to feed houseplants Being a home plant parent can confuse business! Unlike human babies, houseplants do not cry when they are hungry or embarrassed. Instead, they respond to their environment in different, more subtle ways. Knowing when it is time to feed houseplants can be challenging, even for long-term houseplant growers. Today, I would like to review the basic nuances of houseplant fertilizer and give you tips on how and when to feed your houseplants. When to feed houseplants Houseplants wither when they need water. When there is not enough sunlight the leaves grow pale and thin. When the humidity is very low, they become brittle; When it is high, they can develop rot. But, it is very tricky to know when your houseplants should be fertilized. There is no clear signal from your plant, "Hey, it's time to feed me!" So, instead of waiting for a signal from the plant, you should take things into your own hands and apply home plant fertilizers on t

home and garden pest control

 better home and garden pest control Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes, popular garden crops of the Solanaceae family, are susceptible to many diseases that can reduce or completely destroy the harvest. Those diseases damage some fruits and others destroy the leaves. In all cases, plant health and vigor are negatively affected. Listed below are the symptoms of the most common tomato, pepper, eggplant, and potato diseases and how to control them. Unless otherwise noted, GardenTech® Daconil® fungicide concentrate, chlorothalonil, is an active ingredient that fights against active fungal infections and can be used to effectively treat the problem. Disease: Anthracnose Affected vegetable plants: Eggplant, pepper, and tomato Symptoms: Anthracnose, fungal damage, appearing in the form of dark, sunken sores on the ripening fruit.1 Whole fruit will eventually rot prematurely on the vine. This condition is more common in areas such as South America that often experience hi

home garden - Growing Hydrangeas Tips

 Growing Hydrangeas With massive flower heads, hydrangeas in summer show ancient beauty that is hard to resist. Although these flowering shrubs are low maintenance, proper care will make them bloom. Our Hydrangea guide provides all the summer plant care tips you need to know about growing hydrangeas from watering to pruning to winter care. About Hydrangeas Unmatched in the shrub world for beautiful flowers, these elegant plants are easy to grow, tolerate almost any soil, and produce plenty of flowers. The colors are clear blue, vibrant pink, frost white, lavender and rose - sometimes they all bloom on the same plant! Hydrangeas are ideal for many garden sites from group gardens to shrub borders to containers. Varieties abound (every year, growers give us more options!), And gardeners ’expectations about flowering size and color are endless. To learn how to grow your hydrangea, pay attention to the types defined below. If you know what to expect, the joy will be great. Enjoy

Nature pest control

 difference between good ladybugs and bad ladybugs They may seem similar, but one helps control unwanted pests in the garden, and the other is part of the problem. Here's how to tell other than these look-alike bugs. If you see a hard red shell with black dots, you automatically consider it a friendly ladybug. But those little bugs in your garden can actually be a kind of stink beetle that infiltrates your home, biting and stinking bugs. While Asian female beetles share some similarities with ladybugs, they are becoming a problem for many homeowners and gardeners, and they are overtaking the native ladybug people. If you can tell the difference between two beetles, you can stop an annoying problem before it even starts. Identifying Ladybugs These beetles are beneficial to your garden and are harmless to humans. They do not bite garden pests like aphids and scale insects. When the weather cools down, the ladybugs look for shelter outside and they don’t gather much. You

Pepper Growing Problems Garden

 Hot Pepper Problems in the Garden Pepper rarely has serious problems in the vegetable garden. However, this year, we had some problems growing pepper. Thought to share our experiences so that you too can benefit if your pepper has problems! Burning questions This year, I noticed that some of the pepper plants had some leaf curls — only the hot ones. Naturally, I thought they needed more water. The next day they were bad and more plants were affected. It’s time to take a closer look. Why Do I Have Leaves on My Peppers Calling? At the base of the leaves were small white obscure bubbles with veins. They were easily crushed, which made me think it must be some kind of small insect. To get the exact identification of what criteria this is (spider? Trip? Millibuck?), We sent a picture to our cooperative extension entomologist. Because I thought it might take days to get an answer, I charged in advance and diluted the dish soap and alcohol mixture in water for the affected plants

organic weed control

 Herbicides: 5 things to know before spraying Weeds endanger the existence of a gardener. They grow overnight, suffocating healthy flowers and vegetables and starving for water, sunlight, and nutrients. There are many herbicides to deal with unwanted plants. Garden centers store entire aisles of products that promise to control leaf invaders and quickly stop a garden rebellion. Often, when the weeds appear to have won the battle, it is easy to grab an object and attack. But take a few minutes and consider the best preparation or practice for the job at hand for your enemy, surroundings and. Here are five herbicide tips you should definitely know before you grab a spray bottle. 1. Start with prevention Exhaustion begins before the invaders take root. Create a garden that promotes the weeds you want to thrive on. All of these are located in healthy plant care. That means growing plants that are suitable for your microclimate (shade-loving, sun-loving) and providing adequate

Organic Pest Control Squash Bugs

 Organic squash pest control Squash bugs love pumpkin and squash, and they can ruin favorite leaves, stems, and fruits in the fall. For pest-free squash patches, follow these expert tips for organic squash error control, including selecting and installing sequence cards. Squash Bugs (Anasa Tristis) Pumpkin or squash, squash bug (Anasa tristis) is one of the most common pests of adults and larvae when eating leaves, stems, and fruits of squash and pumpkin; Fruits can be collected by immature nymphs later in the season. Poorly affected plants produce poorly because many leaves are consumed and the fruit is damaged. Organic controls for squash bugs include crop rotation, use of sequencing cards, and handling with dedication. The trap crop can be used to manage squash bugs in the vegetable garden. What are squash bugs? Squash bugs, native to Central America, are now found where they are bred. As the pumpkin and squash begin to grow vigorously, growing from mid to late spring,

Clean the vegetable garden in the fall

vegetable gardening for beginners Let’s make cleaning our fall vegetable garden easier! Here are 11 things to do before the autumn cold weather. Organizing your garden then prevents problems and means less work in the cold spring. Which vegetables can be with winter Not all vegetables need to be removed and cleaned. Some vegetables can be hard or semi-hard and stay on the ground. Many semi-hard and hard vegetables will taste good after freezing or two. Check frost dates in your area. Semi-hard vegetables that can withstand mild frosts of air temperatures of 28 to 32 F: For beets, carrots, and parsley, the tops will die but the roots will tolerate lower temperatures. Hard vegetables that can withstand air temperatures below 28 ° F: lettuce, walnuts, sweet onions, garlic, leeks, rhubarb, rhubarb, broccoli, kohlrabi, cabbage, chicory, brussels sprouts, corn salad, arugula, fava beans, radish, mustard, Winter peas, and turnips. Cold weather does not kill hardy plants; It slows