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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.



How to Pick a Poinsettias Plant That Will Last 'til Christmas

 How to Choose a Plant That Will Last Until Christmas Right now, boxes of poinsettias are being loaded onto the back of trucks and headed to a store near you. Whether or not you end up with a beautiful plant that lasts until the New Year depends on what happens when it reaches its destination. From the way poinsettias are opened to where they are displayed and maintained in the store, you wouldn't believe how often stores handle poinsettias. For a plant so easy to care for, it's surprising how many retailers get it wrong. Before Santa eats cookies in your living room at midnight, your poinsettia is probably dead. This holiday season, let's take a look at retail dos and don'ts. Knowing how they should be handled can give us clear clues that they are not properly maintained. Ultimately, this will help you pick a healthy plant from an unhealthy one. 1. What do poinsettias have in common with bananas? No, this is not the opening line of a bad joke. One of the first t

When Aerate your houseplant soil

 Why you should aerate your houseplant soil Let me start with a different question: Have you ever tried holding your breath and drinking a glass of water? Doesn't sound like a good idea, does it? But that's what we do to our houseplants every time we allow their potting soil to get as hard as cement. The solution is simple: soil aeration. Here's a little guide on why you should aerate your houseplants and how to do it. What is houseplant soil aeration and why should I care? Even if your middle school science classes were as boring as mine, you'll still remember this message: Through the process of photosynthesis, plants use their leaves to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Humans need oxygen to survive, so humans need to have more plants around them. (Or at least that's what I tell myself when I go for another browse at my local thrift store.) It turns out that's only half the story. Plants also need oxygen to survive, something we often don

7 Common Summer Houseplant Mistakes

Summertime Houseplant Mistakes As the weather warms, it is natural to spend more time outside. Of course, going out in the summer is a little different than other times of the year. Lighter clothing is always a good idea, and drinking extra water is a great way to make sure you are not dehydrated. Oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen and sunscreen. When you are in it, do not forget your houseplants. On long, hot days, your plants will have different needs in the summer. But often, home plant owners continue their routine plant care routine. Unfortunately, if the requirements of one plant are not met, you may find that fewer houseplants fall off. Summer is the time to grow One of the most important aspects of summer plant care is knowing that it is a period of rapid growth for almost all houseplants. Or, at least it should be if they get the proper care. Most plants are dormant on cold days and long winter nights. They need less water and their growth is stunted. Some plants l

7 Houseplant Trends That Will Be Everywhere

houseplant trends in 2022 It has been two years since turning our homes into pot forests has become a thing. When the plague drove us into the house, we filled our habitats with trendy fiddle-leaf figs, straight-70s spider plants, and easy-to-maintain snake plants. These houseplants are reminiscent of simple times in the past or wonderful places we could not travel to then. As the epidemic drags on we return to the inland jungle to provide a sense of comfort, beauty, and even companionship. "After two years of living in epidemics, with canceled trips and overall burns, creating a sanctuary in your own home is more important than ever," says Jeremy Osofsky, a plant stylist, landscape designer, and owner of Dirt Queen NYC. Here's what he and fellow botanists Hilton Carter and Maria Green have to say about the popularity of houseplants in 2022. 1. Oversized Statement Plants The soft little succulents in elf size pots are beautiful, but this is the year for the big plants to

houseplants that grow well on cold winter days

 12 Simple houseplants that grow well on cold winter days When winter comes, you will have months of the snow-covered, dormant garden. This season brings an unfavorable climate for plant growth. However, indoor plants will give you something to do and greenery to enjoy. We have listed 12 easy houseplants that will grow well on cold winter days. Today these hardy plants will help to green your space even in low light, cold months. Not only do they grow well in low temperatures, but they also make your space green all year round. In addition, they provide many health benefits such as CO2 absorption, air purification, removal of toxic gases, and creation of new, airy space. They are very easy to grow indoors without the need for much care. Growing these plants is a great gift that nature will give to your life during the boring winter and the greens you live with will add beauty and greenery to your indoor spaces. 1 snake plant Snake Plant not only has a cool look, it grows ta

How to remove scales on houseplants

Remove scales on houseplants The criterion is different. When you first encounter it, you will not notice it. You will water your plant and you will see this funny brown bump on the stem or leaf and you will not think anything about it. Next time, water your plant until you notice that small brown bumps grow. At this point, you're holding your phone and Google will say "little brown bumps on the houseplant". "It simply came to our notice then. We are going to look at what it is, how it affects your plant, and most importantly, how to remove it. What do they do to my plants? As these little bugs grow they cover themselves with a waxy substance, protecting them from predators and most pesticides and effectively sticking them to your plant. Although a few doses do not cause lasting harm to your plants, it is rare to find them only occasionally. Over time they cause yellowing leaves, pits and brown spots, and the death of your plant from a severe infection. T

9 beautiful plants to grow for fence line privacy

plants to grow for fence line privacy You are finding ideas to stay away from the view of the neighbor and you have landed in the right place. We offer you a practical and modern solution, which can be a private oasis solution with plants. While this may not be a new idea, it is a great way to act as a fantastic barrier between you and your neighbors. So, if you want to go the green path, check out 9 Beautiful Plants To Grow For Fence Line Privacy With Us Today. Did you know that a fence is an aesthetic way to enjoy nature and make a huge difference in the overall look of your home and increase the value of your home? Instead of a monotonous fence around your property, you can grow these plants to add color and style. These hedging plants are ideal for planting along fence lines, whether you are seeking privacy, wanting to soften the rough edges created by fencing, or want to make the yard within your fence more attractive. 1 Arborvitae Arborvitae grows well in zones 3 to 7

10 Colorful Aglaonema Types You Can Grow!

Colorful Aglaonema Types You Can Grow! Enliven any home, backyard, or workplace by elevating one of the many colorful Aglaonemas! Learn to choose your favorite one from our checklist. Evergreen or Aglonoma, the Chinese language, is one of the best houseplants that thrive in every indoor growing environment. Its beautiful appearance, vibrant colors, and ability to purify the air make it an excellent houseplant. For those who want to add it to your assortment, choose one from our checklist of the most colorful acronyms! Very colorful Aglaonema 1. Pink Aglaonema If a limit is not precisely identified, look for pink Aglaonema both online and offline, and you will find numerous choices rising within each interior and exterior. 2. Female Valentine This plant looks beautiful with unusually large oval-shaped leaves that sparkle large with dark-green-colored edges in pink and burning pink. 3. Inexperienced papaya This tropical crop looks beautiful as a result of its calcareous inexp

Hard to Kill is the best plant for beginners

Best plant for  beginners For those who love early ornamental plants, consider having one of the plants that are hard to kill. Not only is it attractive and beautiful, but it should also be easy, stringy, and tolerant maintenance if you neglect to water the plants. You should study characteristic strong ornamental plants that grow well in all soils and are resistant to weather to constant temperature humidity. Below is a list of 7 ornamental plants that are suitable for beginner houseplants. Jade plant The jade plant is an attractive, long-lived succulent species and often represents money and luck. This plant is easily recognized by its dense stems and beautiful green oval leaves. Requires minimal maintenance and this jade plant requires several hours of direct sunlight per day. Aloe vera This type of succulent plant, called cactus, is easy to grow. It has tall, gel-filled hard leaves. The benefits of aloe vera gel include a lot of beauty and healthy ingredients. Plants th