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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.

Attract colorful and happy songbirds to your yard

 Here's how to attract colorful and happy songbirds to your yard Part of the beauty of any landscape is the fascinating wildlife that inhabits it, including beautiful songbirds. Wrens, cardinals, swallows, nuthatches, and more are some of their favorite native plants and will fill your garden with their sweet songs if you provide some water for bathing or drinking. You don't have to follow all these tips to please your winged visitors; Choose what works best for your landscape (some of which you may already be doing), and in no time your garden will become a wonderful birding spot. 1. Plant a varied landscape Attracting songbirds to the garden means creating a hard-packed, multi-layered landscape that contains a variety of plants to provide texture and food year-round. When designing and planting beds and borders, think both horizontally and vertically. Includes annuals , perennials , herbs, vegetables , and grasses. 2. Choose the best foods for birds and butterfl