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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.



Lawn - Common problems-aerate and Fertilizing

 Common lawn problems that don't really need fixing As with many long-standing love affairs, the one Americans have with their lawns is that we're maturing in how we care for them. Considering that nearly 2% of the U.S. landmass (more than 40 million acres) consists of turf or grassland, how each of us chooses to manage our portion of this total will have a significant environmental impact. Expert advice on lawn care has changed over the past few years, moving toward more eco-friendly practices that let nature take its course without much involvement from you. In that spirit, here are four common lawn "problems" that aren't really that big of a deal, so simple solutions to them should do nothing but change your mindset. 1. Reintroduce clover to your lawn Instead of fighting off herbicides, humble clover can actually be an attractive and useful part of healthy lawns. Clover is a "set it and forget it" type of plant that needs little water to t