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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.



7 Natural privacy screen trees

 Fast-growing trees for a natural privacy screen Good friends are hard to come by. But good neighbors? Even harder. So when you're tired of looking out your kitchen window at your neighbor's collection of "classic" cars, he's going to fix one up one of these days. Or maybe you're just a little tired of reminding the neighborhood kids that your ornamental pool isn't the local swimming hole; It's time to grab a shovel and dig a hole. To plant a tree. Geez, what did you think we were going to do? We've all heard the old saying, "Good fences make good neighbors." But what makes great neighbors is a nice, tall privacy hedge. When you're tossing around the idea of ​​adding some sort of privacy feature to your yard, one of the first things people think of is a fence. But there are many great reasons to plant trees along nature trails instead. In this section, we'll look at the benefits of using trees to create privacy in your

7 Tips increase the tomato yield

Better than indeterminate tomatoes The other day, my pet came out into the garden to find me burying head first in our Amish paste tomatoes, cutting them off, and cursing. He had to duck as green branches flew at him from the tangle of tomatoes. This is the third time this summer that I've had to recover my basil, cucumbers, and tomatoes from these tomatoes. We haven't eaten a single tomato yet. I stood up, looking at the mad scientist; White linen shirt twisted and clinging to my sweaty frame, hair sticking out at all angles, with a maddened look in my eye, I said, "That's it! From now on, we're growing firm tomatoes!" He looked at me and asked, "What are we growing?" Determine the tomatoes. If you are new to gardening, this distinction may be unfamiliar to you, but there are two types of tomatoes - determinate and indeterminate. (Don't worry, many seasoned gardeners don't know the difference.) And after careful consideration (an

Plants for Your Office Desk

 10 Best Plants for Your Office Desk Arriving at the office before sunrise and leaving at dusk can leave an outdoor enthusiast feeling truly deprived. Using a light therapy lamp or lightbox can help, but adding some houseplants can be the natural addition needed to improve productivity and job satisfaction. Office plants can increase humidity around the desk, purify the air  And add to your workplace decor Snake plant The hardy nature of sansevieria, also known as snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue, means it can continue to grow until its owner retires. Not all snake plants are created equal when it comes to size. Read the plant label carefully to avoid choosing plants that grow several feet tall. Instead, look for a dwarf selection like 'Futura Superba' or 'Whitney'. Perfect for new houseplants, snake plants don't require special attention—just give them a drink from your water bottle on your way out the door on Friday and enjoy this slow-growing

Natural ways to get rid of weeds in the garden

 Weed control techniques By removing weeds (unwanted plants) from your garden in the first few weeks of life, you will stop weeds from removing vital nutrients from the soil. Here are 12 natural strategies that will not only get rid of weeds but save you time during the season! It is essential to keep weeds away from newly growing seedlings. Keep your crops weed-free for the first four weeks of life. 1. Mulch them Use mulch (shredded leaves, brown cardboard, straw, or wood chips) to cover the soil around your plants! This cover blocks weed seeds from sunlight so they don't germinate, prevents growth underneath, and retains moisture. Mulch decomposes over time, providing essential nutrients and moderating soil temperatures. Cover the soil between your plants and between rows with mulch to prevent weeds from growing. We recommend a layer of at least one inch thick. Place mulch a few inches from the base of your plants to discourage insect invasions and prevent rot. While

Home garden everyone with a no-dig garden

 Things everyone with a no-dig garden should know So, you've finally gotten some gardening advice from Rural Sprout and are putting that hoe or rototiller down for a nap. What now? Your questioning and calculating mind may be wondering when do I sow the seeds and how I plant them. In the mulch, on top of the soil, in the soil, where? What about irrigation? Why are the weeds still coming? Let me tell you right here and now that the first season of no-dig gardening can be very difficult. It's not just the physical challenges you have to face when starting a garden, it's also the mental ones. Although no-dig gardens are becoming more popular, they still face resistance in society because people don't see enough examples of them working. Home garden indoor plants tips 👇 Indoor Plants 1 Indoor Plants 2 Indoor plants 3 Indoor Plants Sunlight Grow back indoor plants Beautiful trees indoors House windows plants Edible Indoor Plants weed cont

Home garden - Rid of japanese beetles

 Your guide to Japanese beetles Have the dreaded Japanese beetles invaded your garden yet? You can save your plants from these pests! We'll show you how. It starts with identifying the beetle and its young. The dreaded Japanese beetle One day your zinnias will be colorful and bright. Next, you notice the bitten and torn petals. Upon closer inspection, iridescent green bugs like the one in the photo above can be found tucked underneath the flowers. Japanese beetles (Popplia japonica) have discovered your garden! This insect operates throughout North America. So even if you don't think they're in your area, it's smart to be on the lookout. Where Japanese beetles have been around for years, natural predators help keep them under control. But in areas where they have just arrived, these insects can be volatile feeding machines. It's time to prepare your defenses before they devour your garden! Keep scrolling to learn more about the life cycle of beetles, the

Home garden - Time to water your plants

 Best time of day to water your plants There is an art to watering your garden. If you know the best times to water outdoor plants and tricks to water them more efficiently, you'll have happier plants. Even if you live in a rainy place like New Orleans or Seattle, you need to water your garden plants at least once in a while. Every summer there are dry, hot days between the rains. That's when your plants need extra moisture to thrive. Water is too precious to waste, so here's what you need to know about how and when to water your plants When is the best time to water plants? The best time to water outdoor plants is in the morning when temperatures are usually more relaxed. This gives the plants time to absorb water to get through the long, hot day. The second best time is late afternoon or evening. Try watering at night. Watering at night is not ideal because the leaves of your plants cannot dry as quickly as at other times of the day. Wet leaves are more suscep