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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.

Natural ways to get rid of weeds in the garden

 Weed control techniques By removing weeds (unwanted plants) from your garden in the first few weeks of life, you will stop weeds from removing vital nutrients from the soil. Here are 12 natural strategies that will not only get rid of weeds but save you time during the season! It is essential to keep weeds away from newly growing seedlings. Keep your crops weed-free for the first four weeks of life. 1. Mulch them Use mulch (shredded leaves, brown cardboard, straw, or wood chips) to cover the soil around your plants! This cover blocks weed seeds from sunlight so they don't germinate, prevents growth underneath, and retains moisture. Mulch decomposes over time, providing essential nutrients and moderating soil temperatures. Cover the soil between your plants and between rows with mulch to prevent weeds from growing. We recommend a layer of at least one inch thick. Place mulch a few inches from the base of your plants to discourage insect invasions and prevent rot. While

How to kill weeds naturally

Kill Weeds Naturally, Without Harming Your Other Plants No matter how carefully you plan, it's inevitable that some pesky weeds will appear in your garden. If you see them, don't immediately reach for the herbicide; There are natural ways to kill weeds that solve the problem in an environmentally friendly way. If you see a few weeds sprouting in your flower bed, pull them out and try to dig up as many of the roots as possible. But if you find that your garden is overgrown with weeds, a natural weed killer can help get your yard back on track. Chemical-free ways to kill weeds If you want to avoid using herbicides or harsh chemicals in your garden, try these natural ways to kill weeds first. Mulch Anything that covers and suppresses weeds, including biodegradable materials such as cardboard and newspapers, is a type of mulch. Mulch also helps conserve moisture. An organic mulch works great in two ways: it provides weed control, and it breaks up your soil to make it mo

How to Get Rid of Crabgrass Naturally

Get Rid of Crabgrass Naturally Crabgrass is an incense plant for lovers of the perfect emerald lawn. But organic gardeners know that what is a weed to some may actually be a beneficial plant to others. However, even organic gardeners sometimes want to remove crabgrass, so it's important to know how we can do it naturally. In this article, we will help you get to the bottom of this controversial issue. We'll explore what crabgrass is, how it behaves and whether you really want to get rid of it, before exploring the natural, organic ways you can do so. What is Crabgrass? Crabgrass, also known as finger-grass, is a genus of plants in the grass family Digitata. It is often considered a lawn weed in the United States and other areas, in other areas it is used as a pasture or forage plant and is considered a useful crop. Crabgrass is familiar to many gardeners as a rolling, spreading grass that appears in bare or scattered patches on a lawn, and outnumbers other neat and

Simple Secrets to Weeding

 3 Simple Secrets to Weeding Weedless Flowers - Continue Weeding! Yes, it is really possible to have weed-free flowering plants throughout the summer. Yes, it is possible to keep them neat and tidy without weeding for hours! Keeping your flowering plants without weeds can be frustrating, tiring, and overwhelming. Also, it can definitely feel like an endless summer job. Continuous weeding, mulching, re-mulching, and re-weeding will quickly become obsolete. But it does not have to be that way. In fact, with just 3 simple secrets, you can keep your flowers healthy, beautiful, and free of weeds throughout the summer. By working less and having more time to really enjoy them! 3 Simple Secrets to Removing Weedless Flowers 1 More Plants - Less Mulch! Although mulch is an important part of keeping beds clean and tidy, it should never be the first line of defense. It should not be the most visible or used material in your flowerbed. Instead, that respect should go to the plants! The

3 Common garden weeds

Common edible garden weeds The dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) that cover the entire meadow are well known. Did you know that they are very nutritious and tasty? All parts of the dandelion are edible: flowers, roots, and leaves. Add them to salads and make dandelion wine or dandelion root tincture. As you descend on the harvest swing, you will bring your own mixed wild infusions to start your breakfast. Start slowly collecting herbs (edible weeds) and then your hope will blossom! 3 Common edible garden weeds Whether you use a dehydrator or use time and cold-dry space, learning how to dry herbs is an essential skill that you must master if you want to fill your pantry/shelves with the benefits of the garden. It comes in handy when drying mint or lemon balm. This drying process applies to "weeds". 1. Goosefoot (Chenopodium Album) Gooseberry leaves, also commonly referred to as lamb quarters, are beautiful and tender when harvested during the growing season, and ar

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

6 Common Weeds and Effective Ways to Control They in Your Garden

 Weeds and Effective Ways to Control They in Your Garden Have you ever thought that you do not need to deal with weeds when they come out of the meadow? After reading today's post, you will never have to murmur about them again. That's chickens - one of the new soldiers who will help you get rid of weeds in your garden. So, in today's post, we have listed a collection of 8 common weeds that your chickens love to eat. Check them out with us! Although these weeds can be harmful to your garden, they are also considered fresh greens that are nutritious for your chicken. At the same time, you can save money on chicken feed instead of buying expensive feed outside. Another great benefit of feeding weeds to chickens is that it gives you a reason to maintain your garden and enjoy nature. If you are interested in feeding weeds to your chickens for all the wonderful benefits, the easiest way to do that is to allow them within the free-range on your property. When they wan

How to Remove Grass for a Garden Bed

Remove Grass for a Garden Bed Many readers ask how to remove the grass from the garden door. Whether you are clearing a portion of a lawn or clearing a field or restoring an old weed garden, we are here to help. Most importantly, if your soil is wasted or neglected, you need to reclaim it to produce it again! Your Garden Location Before clearing your lawn or land for a garden, you can start with four basics for choosing a good gardening site: The sun! Most plants need sunlight. If you are planting a vegetable garden, the crops need 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight so they will not be too shady. Avoid land with lots of rocks or invasive grasses (such as jansongras and invisible bermudagrass) as it can be very difficult for your garden to be successful. Avoid flooded or steep slopes as they may present water and access-related challenges. Heavy clay soils can also be challenging; In this case, we recommend elevated bed gardens. We are going to divide this area into two parts:

best ways to control weeds in your home garden

 6 Best Weeding Tips for Your Garden "How can I kill weeds?" An existential horticultural question. Because without weed control, there would be no horticulture. There are a lot of tips out there, but it's hard to know what is the most effective way to control weeds in your environment. Here is an overview of the six best tips so you can get a firm grip on reducing weeds in your yard. Do not leave room for weeds Weeds, like other plants, compete for light, nutrients, and water. If there is open space, it is much easier to catch weeds than to have that space occupied by other plants already installed. Dense planting means leaving as little or no space for weeds as possible. However, at the same time, you need to prevent overcrowding as the plants grow and mature. Excessive crowding can lead to air circulation and trigger plant diseases. For example, you can fill a bed with perennial fruits such as echinacea, which are spaced one to three feet apart. When you fi

organic weed control

 Herbicides: 5 things to know before spraying Weeds endanger the existence of a gardener. They grow overnight, suffocating healthy flowers and vegetables and starving for water, sunlight, and nutrients. There are many herbicides to deal with unwanted plants. Garden centers store entire aisles of products that promise to control leaf invaders and quickly stop a garden rebellion. Often, when the weeds appear to have won the battle, it is easy to grab an object and attack. But take a few minutes and consider the best preparation or practice for the job at hand for your enemy, surroundings and. Here are five herbicide tips you should definitely know before you grab a spray bottle. 1. Start with prevention Exhaustion begins before the invaders take root. Create a garden that promotes the weeds you want to thrive on. All of these are located in healthy plant care. That means growing plants that are suitable for your microclimate (shade-loving, sun-loving) and providing adequate

weed management in home garden

 Take out weeds from your home garden If any gardener asks you what kind of work you plan to do in the garden first, most people's answers will probably be weed management. Here a question may arise as to why most weeds are of good or medicinal value and then should be picked. The important thing you need to understand at this point is that being unnecessary is for example if there is a Creeping Charlie in the middle of ten tomato plants in your home garden it is weed. Those weeds will take up the nutrients available to the plant that competes with your tomato plant in space and will be a haven for water-absorbing pests and diseases. In this article, we will look at some important weed management and how to control them.   We cannot stop weeds from coming. So whether it is a lawn or a garden, weeding should be done regularly. Usually, the seeds of a weed are spread from one place to another by air or by birds. The seeds of weeds are the ones that can stay dormant for a