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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.



How to attract hummingbirds to your garden

 The best flowers to attract hummingbirds  Feeding hummingbirds is a very rewarding process. Sure, a feeder or two will do the trick, but you can impress the hummers by growing flowers with a narrow funnel shape full of honey and color (especially red). Plant as many of these hummingbird favorites as you can, and you will not only give these little birds a flower buffet but fill your yard with beautiful flowers. 1 Bee Balm The perennial that blooms this summer is sure to make a bold statement in your landscape. Although red is the most common color for bee ointment, you can also find varieties with pink, purple, and white flowers; All of these are good for attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators. 2 Garden phlox Hummingbirds will appreciate garden phlox just like you. This ancient perennial fruit produces pink, red, lavender, or white flowers with a pleasant aroma in summer. The flowers that attract the hummingbirds grow upright in clusters and are especially beautiful

How to fix Common Perennial Garden Mistakes

 7 Common Perennial Garden Mistakes to Avoid Did your plants not look as green and colorful as you expected? Make sure you do not commit any of these wrongdoings. Perennials are the stars that return to the garden, returning every spring after being idle in the winter. That is, you can plant them once and then enjoy them for many years. Healthy, happy perennials such as long-blooming conifers and shade-loving hosts will actively grow, expanding your own garden or creating new plants to share with friends. But sometimes, your perennials may not produce many flowers or they may not grow. Chances are you missed something they need to thrive on. The most common perennial garden mistakes you make and how to fix them so you can enjoy the season-long color scene again. Mistake 1: Putting perennials in the wrong place "The right plant, the right place" is an old garden proverb that means the plant's light needs and soil preferences should be matched to where you want to place the

Most common garden pests

 The most common garden pests and how to fight them Oh, garden pests, how much we do not like to find them all over our plants! We work so hard to plant and maintain our little vegetable plants and then they destroy all of our hard work. Here is the good news though. Most of these pests have been around for decades, and there are tried and true ways to get rid of them from your vegetables. This list compiles the most common garden pests and natural non-chemical methods of dealing with them. For new and experienced gardeners, this information is essential and your plants will mature in a season with good health and excellent productivity. The key to effectively fighting pests and minimizing damage to your plants should be to be effective. Do not wait until errors appear. Investigate which pests are common in your area and then prepare yourself. If Colorado beetles are a regular visitor to the gardens where you live, you can expect to see them too. No reason to get caught. We

7 Best Tools to Help Your Garden Grow

Tools to Help Your Garden Grow Whether you are an experienced horticulturist or want to use your green thumb more, the right gardening tools can make maintaining your garden more enjoyable. We explored dozens of the best gardening tools available online, evaluating performance, ease of use, and overall value.  1 Best Bruners Owners say it is worth spending a little more on the Felco F-2 Classic Manual Hand Bruner, and many say they will not buy another brand when it comes time to tame small trees and shrubs. They sing this 8 1/2-inch pruner for their ability to cut up to an inch thick without cutting branches and dulling the blade. The FELCO F-2 features hardened steel blades, a forged aluminum handle, and adjustable alignment. The rubberized handle has shock-absorbing straps to keep it comfortable to work with, and critics say it does that effectively. Some recommend other FELCO models for smaller hands — especially those with F-6- or joint problems, who will appreciate th

7 Common Summer Houseplant Mistakes

Summertime Houseplant Mistakes As the weather warms, it is natural to spend more time outside. Of course, going out in the summer is a little different than other times of the year. Lighter clothing is always a good idea, and drinking extra water is a great way to make sure you are not dehydrated. Oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen and sunscreen. When you are in it, do not forget your houseplants. On long, hot days, your plants will have different needs in the summer. But often, home plant owners continue their routine plant care routine. Unfortunately, if the requirements of one plant are not met, you may find that fewer houseplants fall off. Summer is the time to grow One of the most important aspects of summer plant care is knowing that it is a period of rapid growth for almost all houseplants. Or, at least it should be if they get the proper care. Most plants are dormant on cold days and long winter nights. They need less water and their growth is stunted. Some plants l

Get Rid of House Flies in your home garden

Natural Ways to Get Rid of House Flies Along with ants, wasps, and mosquitoes, house flies are one of the most annoying insect pests in summer. (Although you really have to learn to love wasps.) When you wake up in your personal space, house flies will crawl around your head, crawling on your tablets and food preparation surfaces, you take a sample of the freshly made rug and then use your stick-like tongue to sweat oily skin and salt to your taste. All of these may not be so bad, but houseflies are small flying vectors that carry germs and can spread foodborne illnesses such as E. coli and diarrhea. Although they play an important environmental role in breaking down and recycling organic matter, house flies come into regular contact with some pretty nasty materials. They spend most of their lives eating, living, and breeding on rotting food, animal carcasses, and feces. How to get rid of house flies naturally The noise of one or two house flies around your house does not s