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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.

Why the hoya plant does not grow

Hoya plant does not grow With thick, glossy leaves, fragrant pink and white star-shaped flowers, and elegant backward vines, the hoys are beautiful houseplants that have captured the hearts of plant enthusiasts for decades. There are hundreds of varieties that are relatively easy to grow when given the right growing conditions. However, many new Hoya growers are disappointed when their hoya exhibits exotic signature flowers or releases new leaves at the same rate as their other plants. Let’s look at some of the reasons why your Hoya is not growing and some simple ways to get it back so as not to damage your Hoya and alleviate any frustration. Why does My Hoya not produce leaves? There are a number of factors to consider when seemingly healthy hoya does not produce fresh leaves. Initially, most species of Hoya prefer medium to bright light. Hoys placed in low light corners or rooms end up with bare stems or long sections of dead leaves. Expose the hoya to more light by placi

5 Fun Landscaping Ideas Around Trees

 Ideas for fun landscaping around trees Having beautiful trees in your yard is great for a variety of reasons, but these great landscaping ideas around trees can help you see the different options you have. You can enhance the area around large trees, tree roots, or small trees with design elements that add color and texture to your landscape. Mature trees are beautiful to look at, provide the best shade for your yard, and are a great addition to the overall landscape. However, large trees and their roots can contribute to some challenges when maintaining your lawn and landscape. Thirsty roots absorb all the water and heavy branches prevent the soil at the base of the tree from reaching sunlight, creating a harsh ecosystem for other plants to live and thrive. That’s why you often see barren, empty spots. The basement of trees in meadows, parks, and other areas. If you feel that this reduces the overall look and charm of your property or you want some way to take your landsc

7 Ways to Use Sphagnum Moss

 7 Reasons to Grow Sphagnum Moss & How to Grow It S phagnum mosses are a completely unique and attractive species of marshy plant. Perhaps you are familiar with them in their dry form. Light brown, fibrous, string bits are widely used in horticulture to improve drainage and preserve moisture. Living or dead, sphagnum moss has the incredible ability to hold 16 to 26 times its dry weight in water. But buying dried or milled spaghetti moss in the bag is not exactly standard because it is often a by-product of the Peatlands mine. Charcoal swamps take thousands of years to form, and these fragile habitats are more important than ever to mitigate climate change. To enjoy the benefits of sphagnum moss, it is not necessary to tear the charcoal swamp. After all, it is a plant. Attack the right balance of light, water, and moisture, and in no time you will get the normative spore moss. 7 Ways to Use Sphagnum Moss There are many ways to put your spaghetti moss harvests to good use

5 Simple Ways to Control Asparagus Beetles

 5 Simple Ways to Control Asparagus Beetles Asparagus beetles  A pain in the asparagus. The most common is the asparagus beetle and the spotted asparagus beetle, they both love to eat asparagus. They lurk wherever they can to stay warm in the winter. When they wake up in the spring, they are hungry. If you grow asparagus, you will have to learn at some point how to get rid of these beetles. There are some proven asparagus beetle control methods. They work to prevent these and other pests from invading your plants. Other methods can help you deal with asparagus beetles once they appear. Here are 5 simple, safe, and effective ways to get rid of asparagus beetles in your garden. The life cycle of asparagus beetle - how to recognize asparagus beetles There are 2 different types of asparagus beetles: The common asparagus beetle (Cryoceris asparagus) is 6 to 9 mm long and slightly elongated. It is blue/black in color and has cream or yellow spots. Its larvae are fat gray worms wi

What to do if your plants do not bloom

 if your plants do not bloom? 1. Lack of sunlight The first reason why most flowering plants do not bloom is the lack of sunlight. Contrary to popular belief, where people think that 4-5 hours of sunlight may be more than enough, most flowering plants need more than 6 hours of bright sun each day to bloom in large numbers. 2. Select the correct location While some flowering plants are happy to bathe in the sun all day, some may need the right amount of sun and then shade throughout the day. Impatiens, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, and Hydrangeas like their partial sunlight, but they are not happy if exposed to harsh afternoon light. Whereas flowering succulents, roses, and bouquets of bouquets will be most pleasing to be in the afternoon sun. 3. Maturity period Each plant has its own maturity period and it will bloom accordingly. Some bloom quickly, some do not bloom: Annually, as the name implies, blooms once in their growing season, usually in spring and summer or autumn, and s

Colorado Potato Beetle

 Colorado Potato Beetle Dealing: The Most Destructive Potato Pest Growing your own potatoes will usually give you a plentiful harvest. However, there is one small thing that can hinder your harvest plans - the Colorado potato beetle. Many home growers and commercial potato growers are exposed to this pest. The Colorado potato beetle is a very destructive and well-known potato beetle. They are famous for their ability to resist pesticides, making them difficult to control and destroy. But fear not - there are many natural ways to control these pests and get rid of them if you find them in your potatoes. What is the Colorado Potato Beetle? Identification These beetles are very easy to spot because of the large and bright color of your potatoes. You may also find it attacking other members of the Solanaceae family, including peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes. Adults are oval in shape, rusty or yellow-orange on the back of the head. Their wings are yellow or white with many black

8 best houseplants that can effectively absorb CO2

houseplants that can effectively absorb CO2 Growing houseplants is a great addition to any corner of the living space that is more sustainable than a bunch of flowers. Even better, they have many health benefits. In today’s post, we’d love to write about them, and what you’ll love about their uses. If you are planning to create lush space in your home then definitely here are the 11 best CO2 absorbing houseplants you are looking for. Indoor air quality plays an important role in human health and productivity. Most people think that the four walls of their home will protect them from the pollution that surrounds them outside; However, indoor air has actually been shown to contain serious pollutants. For good health, you can grow these houseplants that act as natural filters for indoor pollution. Read on to choose one or some of your favorites to grow in your home and enjoy the fresh air for a healthier life. 1. ZZ plant The ZZ plant can efficiently clean indoor air by absorb

indoor plants survive the winter

 How to help indoor plants survive the winter In winter, tropical indoor plants are at the mercy of draft windows, drying furnaces, and cool temperatures. To help your indoor plants survive the cold winter months, follow these tips from Bloomscape's own Grow-How team! We are here to make plant care easier. See what our Grow-How team has to say about keeping your plants alive this winter. Waterless often Your pot plant will not need much water during the winter months as the growth rate of most plants will be significantly reduced during this period. Excessive watering can lead to root rot, especially in winter. However, this does not mean that you should ignore them altogether! Check the soil Constantly monitor the moisture content of your plant by checking the soil. Here are some ways to find out if your plant needs irrigation: Using your finger, push down to see if the soil is moist Measure the weight of your plant and pot. If it is lighter than normal, it will be rea

How to Grow and Care for Balloon Flowers

How to grow and maintain balloon flowers A unique flower balloon flower that comes to mind when I was a child growing up in my mother's garden. I remember the flowers “blooming” to burst into beautiful purple, pink or white flowers, and as I grew up, I wanted to add these beautiful plants to my garden and did not know how to maintain this. Wonderful plants. Since this plant originates from Asia, I thought it might be common among gardeners in the states, so I decided to create this guide to explain how to care for, grow, and grow a healthy balloon plant. Growing Zone and Facts The balloon flower is a hardy plant that can grow in both dry and cold climates. Typically, they are found in three to nine growing zones, covering most of the United States. Properly covered, it will withstand plenty of adverse conditions. The plant begins to bloom in late July or early August. These plants are non-invasive, which means you can plant them in your garden without worrying about oth

How to Repot Your Plants

Repot your plants To improve continued growth and root health, it is important to know how and when to replant your plants. The average healthy houseplant will grow larger than its container and will need to be re-potted at least once in its lifetime. If you are new to parenting, relocation can seem daunting. But re-reporting does not have to be like rocket science. We are here for beginner plant owners to enhance their growing collections with the Grow-How they need to take care of. Read our guide on replanting houseplants, which includes step-by-step tutorials on when to replant and how to replant your plants. How do I know if I need to pot again? When you notice roots crawling on the surface of the soil or watching the roots grow through the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot, you know it is time to replant. This is a sign that your plant is rooted and needs more space. Another sign that it is time to potty again is that water flows through the pot during irrigation

Tools Your Houseplants Need to Thrive

 5 tools needed to thrive your houseplants You may think you will become a plant parent when you hang your new philodendron or find the right corner for a mood fiddle leaf. But as any experienced owner can attest, aesthetics are a start. “For as long as I can remember, I was surrounded by plants,” says Joyce Mast, Bloomscape's resident plant mom and the real mother of our founder Justin. "It is imperative to learn how to properly care for each species. Paying attention to these details will help your plants thrive in your home or apartment. Fortunately, indoor plant care is fun, relatively easy, and incredibly rewarding. “Plants not only bring beauty to your home, but they also cleanse the air, increase oxygen levels, and boost your mood,” he adds. Scientists from Avaji, Japan have found that looking at the plant can reduce stress and improve mental health. Aside from following the specific care instructions for each plant, Mast says it is "important to have t

How to Fix Too Much Nitrogen in Soil

 Symptoms of Nitrogen Toxicity in Plants | How to fix excess nitrogen in the soil Symptoms of nitrogen poisoning in plants are something you need to take care of in a timely manner before causing damage. Here are the signs to look out for! There are many factors that affect the growth of a plant. Symptoms of nitrogen poisoning in plants are important and you need to be vigilant to ensure that your green friends are healthy. Nitrogen toxicity is usually caused by excess nitrogen in the soil and excessive composting in the beds. Plants need nitrogen at the plant stage of their growth but will become inactive if the supply is not checked. This study provides a brief overview of the acute causes of nitrogen poisoning in plants. How to detect symptoms of nitrogen poisoning in plants? Nitrogen toxicity is a common condition and can be easily detected by closely monitoring the appearance and growth of the plant. 1. Unusually dark green leaves If your leaves start to show darker sh