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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 - Fall perennials

 Garden's Golden Season: How to Achieve a Spectacular Fall Finale From this Oregon garden's mix of vibrant foliage, green grasses, and late-blooming flowers, see a landscape that comes to life as the weather cools. In their 2-acre sloping yard in St. Helens, Oregon, longtime gardeners Tamara Poulet and David Pinson wanted to create a landscape that's as colorful in fall as it is in spring and summer. "It's easy to push the fall cleaning, but I wanted more," says Ballad. With that in mind, they chose plants and trees that do best late in the season, including Japanese maples, goldenrods, and flowering perennials . They take a laissez-faire approach to feeding birds, rarely deadheading or pruning, and leaving most of the seeds over winter. Lush shrubs and large grasses ensure the planting beds look beautiful all year round. Fall Garden Design Tips In addition to planting for fall color, Ballad and Pinson focus on texture and patterns. The contrastin

How to fix Common Perennial Garden Mistakes

 7 Common Perennial Garden Mistakes to Avoid Did your plants not look as green and colorful as you expected? Make sure you do not commit any of these wrongdoings. Perennials are the stars that return to the garden, returning every spring after being idle in the winter. That is, you can plant them once and then enjoy them for many years. Healthy, happy perennials such as long-blooming conifers and shade-loving hosts will actively grow, expanding your own garden or creating new plants to share with friends. But sometimes, your perennials may not produce many flowers or they may not grow. Chances are you missed something they need to thrive on. The most common perennial garden mistakes you make and how to fix them so you can enjoy the season-long color scene again. Mistake 1: Putting perennials in the wrong place "The right plant, the right place" is an old garden proverb that means the plant's light needs and soil preferences should be matched to where you want to place the