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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.



Traditional compost- leaf mold way to simply use

 How to Harvest Leaf Mold & 4 Ways to Use It Every spring in temperate climates, shade trees wake up from a long winter's sleep. Their extensive root systems run deep into the earth, pulling nitrogen and other vital nutrients inaccessible to smaller plants. The leaves that form on the branches in spring and summer eventually fall to the ground in autumn. In the forest floor, fallen leaves slowly decompose, returning buried nutrients to the upper layers of the soil. Year after year, fallen tree leaves help keep the soil fertile for more shallow-rooted plants. Aided by earthworms and fungi, the leaves eventually break down into dark, crumbly humus. As nature's mulch , leaf mold protects the soil against extreme heat and cold. It stabilizes the soil, stabilizes pH levels, improves soil structure, and increases water-holding capacity. Although it is not as potent as traditional compost, leaf mold provides trace amounts of 16 essential nutrients for plant growth. It