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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.

Traditional compost- leaf mold way to simply use

 How to Harvest Leaf Mold & 4 Ways to Use It Every spring in temperate climates, shade trees wake up from a long winter's sleep. Their extensive root systems run deep into the earth, pulling nitrogen and other vital nutrients inaccessible to smaller plants. The leaves that form on the branches in spring and summer eventually fall to the ground in autumn. In the forest floor, fallen leaves slowly decompose, returning buried nutrients to the upper layers of the soil. Year after year, fallen tree leaves help keep the soil fertile for more shallow-rooted plants. Aided by earthworms and fungi, the leaves eventually break down into dark, crumbly humus. As nature's mulch , leaf mold protects the soil against extreme heat and cold. It stabilizes the soil, stabilizes pH levels, improves soil structure, and increases water-holding capacity. Although it is not as potent as traditional compost, leaf mold provides trace amounts of 16 essential nutrients for plant growth. It

Simple Tips use for old potting soil

 8 Uses of Old Potting Soil If there's one thing my country-sprout colleagues and I have in common, it's our obsession with composting everything that dares to move, our hatred of waste. I know hate is a strong word, but believe me when I say we will go to ridiculous lengths to reuse garden items. and include used potting soil. Now that annuals are growing out in hanging baskets and containers, you don't have to discard the dirt. There are a few ways to repurpose that now-empty potting soil real estate. Reusing is good for the garden and helps keep your gardening budget in check (or, if you're like me, free up some money for more perennials.) I will be cleaning in late October. Most of these pots on my deck are annuals (marigolds, mallows, chamomile, cornflowers, nasturtiums), mums , husk cherries, and various types of radishes (I grow them to harvest their seeds for winter sprouts). Should I sterilize my potting soil before I reuse it? Before we begin, a w

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 👇 Weed Control Container gardening Backyard Garden Secrets to weeding Common Garden Weeds Remove

Benefits of Composting

 Benefits of Composting: Why You Should Use This Valuable Soil Correction When you look at the "ingredients" for growing a successful garden, many factors work together, including the right amount of sunlight, adequate water, and soil quality. There are many benefits to composting, including maintaining and improving soil quality. In this article, I'm going to explain why adding compost to your garden should be a regular item on your gardening list. The organic matter you spread in your gardens and lawns can be composted by you using a pile or a compost heap. The compost you use can be purchased in bags at your local garden center. Labels can vary from horse or sheep manure to "organic vegetable manure". Depending on the size of your garden, you may need the delivery. In the spring, depending on where you live, many municipalities have free compost days, which are noticeable. Keep in mind that different types of compost have slightly different nutrie

6 Ways To Make More Compost

Hit the gardener's gold jackpot with these tips and tricks My grandmother, who managed the farm in Malta, my birthplace, gave me my first lesson in soil health when I was seven years old. When we harvested lettuce for my rabbits, she said, “You can’t pick it from the garden. You must be willing to pay back. She taught me that feeding the soil with old rabbit manure will feed our plants. She and I do not know how many small soil workers are needed to convert rabbit manure into plant nutrients, but we could see strong, healthy plants growing from our well-fed soil. For the past 40 years, I have planted gardens in all types of soil. My primary strategy for growing healthy plants is to feed the soil and the organisms in it with organic matter. A teaspoon of healthy soil is said to contain more organisms than humans on earth. That’s what feeds a lot of “mouths”! Most gardeners do not seem to have enough manure to move around. Here are six great strategies to feed the staff h

How to make compost at home

 compost at home Composting not only reduces litter in the landscape but also improves your backyard. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), "compost is an organic substance added to the soil to help plants grow." That is, if large products, beautiful flowers, and a healthy garden begin to store your family's garbage and turn it into "plant food," you will not incur any additional costs. How to make compost at home - Video  Follow our guide to composting, which can help improve the planet - and your own home garden - while reducing the amount of garbage you throw away. Experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute share tips and tricks for making compost wherever you live. Why should I put compost? Composting is a great way to reduce the amount of garbage your family sends to the landfill. This will not only reduce the amount of methane gas produced by landslides, which is a major contributor to global warming but will also help control