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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.



Home Garden - heat tolerant plants

 Drought tolerant plants Looking for a water-wise garden? Hot, dry days don't stop the lush foliage and colorful flowers of these challenging but beautiful drought-tolerant plants. Plant a drought-tolerant garden Whether you live in an arid area with irrigation restrictions or a room with a lot of natural rainfall, a garden needs plants that won't wilt when the weather is hot and dry. If you design your garden with a hot and dry climate in mind and keep water usage low, you'll spend less time lugging a hose around the garden while you relax in the shade. Do not stop watering as these plants can tolerate some drought. But rest easy knowing that when the temperature rises, your water bill doesn't have to rise either! Characteristics of drought tolerant plants Most of these plants have colorful flowers and some have beautiful foliage, but they all have features that allow them to survive drought and thrive. They may have profound roots to reach moisture or have

Grow and maintain air plants

Air plants Maintain Ideas  Of course, these fun and trendy plants don't need soil, but they still need a little attention. Here's what you need to know to keep them thriving. Air plants seem almost otherworldly in the way they can grow in the air. Yes, no soil is required. Additionally, their leaves resemble alien tentacles or the appendages of an exotic sea creature. These fascinating little plants have become so popular over the past few years that they can be found at any garden center or grocery store checkout line. There are plenty of online nurseries that specialize in air plants, especially the more unusual varieties. They're a little different from growing than other houseplants, so we've compiled some tips for caring for air plants and enjoying them in your home. About air plants Air plants (Tillandsia spp.) are epiphytes, meaning that in nature they grow on other plants, usually on tree branches. There are hundreds of varieties and varieties of air

Your Backyard Edible Seeds

 7 Edible Seeds You Can Grow in Your Backyard As is often the case, this article was inspired by a leisurely potting session in my garden. As you do in late summer, I was collecting seeds and wondering how many people know that cilantro seeds come from cilantro seeds. Once this train of thought left the station, I took a quick look around to pick up some edible seeds currently growing in my small backyard. If I can pack fennel, dill, aniseed henna, caraway, and celery into my small garden, surely there must be other tasty seeds that are easy to grow. Why should I grow my own edible seeds? Of course, you can find most of these seeds in the spice aisle of any supermarket these days. Why bother growing them in your garden? I'll give you the main reasons for doing it. The seeds I grow are fresh. As with growing our own vegetables, any store-bought seeds and spices aren't always as fresh as those harvested a few feet from my kitchen. Importing seeds is more profitable th

shrubs to withstand the heat of summer days

 10 best shrubs to withstand the heat of summer days When bad weather appears during summer days it threatens the health of many plants. But this doesn't have to mean the end of enjoying your favorite beautiful flowers. In fact, there are many other flower species that can show their own beauty in harsh sunlight. If you want to bring a breath of brilliant summer into your garden design, you can plant some shrubs below. Not only do the plants suffer, but the hot weather with rising temperatures makes most gardeners tired of working in the garden. Therefore, it is very necessary and beneficial to plant annual and perennial plants that flower profusely throughout the season. Growing them improves the landscape and brings horticultural benefits such as air regulation, temperature reduction, psychological comfort, and human health. Check out the 10 best shrubs to withstand the heat of summer days below! Container gardening tips๐Ÿ‘‡ 1 Fothergilla Fothergilla is a flowering shru

7 Display Container Gardening Ideas

 Container Gardening Ideas -7 Display and Planting Tips Use container gardening ideas to add beautiful highlights to all areas of your garden Adding rich textures, bright colors, and new visual ideas to your garden, container gardening ideas are the perfect way to make small but powerful changes to your garden. Planted containers can add instant and easy color to your backyard, an empty corner, a balcony, or even a patio, so you can add them as an essential part of your garden concept. Each pot can showcase one plant species for a dramatic effect, or create a mix of plants to create a seasonal display or long-term focal point. You can grow almost anything in a garden with the right fertilizer and diet, which means you can grow plants with different growing needs, such as those that like acidic soil or have special nutritional needs. Garden Ideas   Garden Hints Container gardening ideas - for year-round displays While the type of container or plant box can be decorative and

Best ideas for rock garden

 Rock garden ideas Rock gardens can bring natural, rugged beauty to any yard, including steep hillsides or other difficult growing situations. Check out these amazing gardens for plenty of color and design inspiration. Tall plantings Common rock garden plants naturally grow in high mountains, where they must withstand harsh conditions including hot sun, high winds, and drought. Experiment with wildflowers in an array of complementary colors to create a picture-perfect display. For a layered look and full color, combine mounding plants and groundcovers with shrubs of various sizes for vertical interest. Front Yard Rock Garden Even if your site isn't naturally rocky, you can easily create a rock garden. In this front yard, a stone wall provides an excellent base and border for a variety of low-growing alpine classics, including Aubrieta 'Royal Blue,' Phlox subulata, and Potentilla. Gypsophila franzii and Dianthus 'Tiny Rubies' fill in the crevices between

8 things you should never put in your compost bin

Never put it in your compost bin Composting is an easy way to turn your kitchen and yard waste into something useful for your garden. But all these materials are not equally good for composting for one reason or another. For example, some food waste can produce odors that attract insects. And some byproducts can slow or stop the decomposition process, which can be frustrating. Plus, you don't want to add anything that could harm you or your plants when using finished compost in your garden. Here's what you should definitely leave out of your compost bin, along with some household waste you didn't know you could compost. What fertilizer should not be applied Some items such as onion slices, citrus peels, eggshells, and stale bread should only be added in small amounts, so the following items should not be placed in your compost bin. Gardening Tips ๐Ÿ‘‡ Weed Control Container gardening Backyard Garden Secrets to weeding Common Garden Weeds Remove