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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.



What to Plant in August and Gardening Tips

 August  Gardening Tips Summer continues, and by August your garden may be suffering from the heat. Give your garden a little extra TLC and a refresh in the fall. Here are 10 tips to keep your garden thriving in the fall. 1) Water, water, and water again Watering is the most important thing to keep your yard and garden looking its best during these hot summer months. Your yard should receive at least an inch of water per week. If it doesn't rain, be sure to provide additional water using a hose, drip irrigation, or another irrigation method. Water first thing in the morning to reduce evaporation. Some plants may need an extra drink in the evening if the day is too hot. 2) Divide perennials Divide perennials such as hostas, daylilies, lilies, ornamental grasses, and irises. Use a spade or garden fork to dig up the root ball of the plant you are dividing. Once the root ball is exposed, gently shake excess soil from the roots. Next, divide the plant into small parts. You c

Clever Uses for Castile Soap in the Garden

Castile Soap in the Garden We've already discussed the many ways that castile soap can save time and money in your home. So, how about taking your favorite bottle of castile soap and heading out to the garden? I'm sure it's no surprise that this soap wonder has some tremendous outdoor uses as well. It might not be a bad idea to keep a bottle in your garden shed or garden box. (You have a garden box, don't you?) But before we jump in, it helps to understand what makes this simple soap so effective. Traditionally, Castile soap is made from olive oil produced in the Castile region of Spain, hence the name. However, now it can be made with many natural oils – coconut, almond, avocado, and hemp. (All of which are great for your skin.) Instead of saponified fats that strip away moisture, castile soap uses hydrating oils, meaning it cuts through grime but isn't drying like most soaps. This means it's okay to use on your plants. (This is the only soap I use

Improve the health of your Garden soil

 How to improve the health of your soil It is astonishing to think that in a small teaspoon of soil, there are billions of microorganisms that play a role in the life cycle of the soil. These microbes work hard, breaking down plant materials and animal tissues, creating airways, and introducing nutrients that ensure plants have access to air, water and nutrients. Once you understand this, it is imperative for farmers to replenish the organic matter that feeds and thrives on these vital microbes. Think of it as a squash drink - with a little residue left on the bottom of the glass, add more density and water, otherwise the mixture will be too weak and just tasteless... Soil If you wait until your homemade compost is ready, or there is no space for a compost heap or tank, non-charcoal-free organic fertilizers are more available - they are more expensive than alternatives. , But I believe it is worth the cost. For some years now, I have also been using a bio-based fertilizer,

12 gardening jobs in June month

Seeds for sowing, fruit tree care, and more As summer approaches, the amount of time you spend in your garden is going to increase dramatically. That's a beautiful thing! Fresh air, sunlight, dirt on your hands and feet, and beneficial insects fly on purpose. For a gardener, this is the busiest time of the year. Between planting, weeding, and starting to harvest your first crop, there is a lot to do. Not only is there still time to sow the seeds, but now is a great opportunity to get all of those transplants into the ground. Here is a useful tip: you do not need to grow them from seed. Is it too late to start a garden in June? If you think it's too late to get the garden, think again. Naturally, the opportunity to plant in June depends on where you live, the current weather, and whether or not you have a micro-climate to consider. June gardening jobs Note that the list to do in this garden in general. You may need to adjust it to your growing area or changing climat

8 Gardening projects you can complete this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend Memorial Day this weekend, here in the states, is seen as the unofficial start of summer. For many, this is the first three-day weekend with hot weather. People across the United States will be gearing up their cars for that first camp trip of the season. Many will bake in the backyard grill for a barbecue with family and friends. Plus, it's an important DIY weekend in the backyard. Memorial Day Weekend Most of the first weekend when the weather is hot and the weekend is long, many of us take advantage of that extra day by working outside. The patio is prepared for the season, gardens are laid, and flower beds are planted. Come Monday morning, we are ready for the coming summer and we will celebrate. Feeling we have 'Run out of gas' emotionally? Or do you think it's too late to have a garden this year? Do not despair - this is the weekend to catch up. Maybe you already have your garden, but you want to use this weekend to set up your ga

Why is my garden dying

Top 4 causes and how to fix it Every year we as gardeners breathe the whole growing season. Seriously, we do. Think for a moment. We wait patiently for spring, fingers crossed, hoping our seeds will come. Did we plant them too soon? Are we too late? Do they get enough sunlight? Want to see it? Horticulture is a high-quality industry! Even waiting for good things keeps us on our toes. Is it a flower? Yes, pepper is coming! Green tomatoes! We will be eating salsa soon, dear. What are we going to do with all of this zucchini ? I can no longer see the kitchen counter! But the real suspense shows up in the form of garden problems. In the end, it is not uncommon to lose one plant here and there or the entire crop. 1. Excess water Yes, you may be wondering how often this is a problem. Excess water is often the culprit in the case of new gardeners. They break the pipe and water at the first sign of withering or yellowing leaves without first checking the soil moisture. In some case

Using Blood Meal Fertilizer In The Garden

 6 Reasons Why You Should Use Blood Meal Fertilizers In The Garden Serious gardeners are always looking for new ways to improve their growth strategy. One tested method is to add blood meal feed to the garden soil. Despite the name of this amendment, it is a great way to restore the nutrient levels of your soil for larger, healthier harvests. But what is blood food and how can you apply it to your plants and your garden? Appropriately named this revision bears the test of time for good reason - it is packed with benefits for your garden. Let’s look at the details here. What are the benefits of using a blood diet for your plants? As the name implies, blood food is the blood of dried, powdered, and flash-frozen animals. It is usually made from cow blood obtained from meat packaging plants, although pork and chicken blood feeds are also common. All this natural garden correction has a lot of benefits. Below are some key reasons for adding it to your soil. 1. Large source of ni

What Common Weeds Should Provide to the Organic Gardener

 What Common Weeds Should Provide to the Organic Gardener If you are proud of being a weed-free garden, you may want to reconsider your position on weeds as undesirable pests. While it is important to control the spread of weeds, understanding the role of weeds and the benefits that some common weeds provide will make your life as a natural gardener more enjoyable. Most gardeners consider anything that grows where weeds are not needed. But outside of ornamental, edible, and self-seeding, the term "weed" usually refers to a particular type of native plant with the most important purpose. In fact, the plants we refer to as weeds (clover, dandelion, quince anise lace) are considered ecological precursors. Mark Schoenbeck of the Virginia Association for Biological Farming published an article on the extension entitled "Ecological Understanding of Weeds", which is worth reading. Shanbeck says that once the soil decomposes for reasons such as fire, logging, or

7 The best indoor plants for asthma

Indoor plants for asthma If you or someone you love has asthma, you may be interested in anything that can help improve their lung function and the air they breathe. You may not realize that there are some plants that can help with this. I have had asthma all my life and all my children have asthma. One thing we have noticed is that common plant and tree allergies can trigger our asthma. We are also prone to other odors such as perfumes, deodorants, and pet dander. As much as I loved the plants, I was afraid to bring them inside. That's as far as I know, some that do not provoke us and some that can help our asthma. The best indoor plants for asthma also purify the air inside your home. The best indoor plants for asthma Whether you like plants or live with someone with asthma, instead of triggering their asthma, you should choose plants that help them. And it starts with learning more about common houseplants So, what are the best indoor plants for asthma? The easy answ