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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.



The best ornamental grasses

 The best ornamental grasses to add to your garden You have a flower garden and maybe even plant your own vegetables. But nothing is versatile and is as easy to maintain as elegant decorative grass for your beds and containers. At any time of the year, they move with the breeze, adding structure and interest. Unlike other grasses, they should be grown, not cut, and come in all shapes, sizes (1 to 15 feet tall), varieties, and colors. To choose the best variety for your garden, consider what winter-hardy it is based on your USDA hardiness zone. Most people need full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sun), but some take shade, which may indicate a plant tag or description. Keep in mind that there are two types of perennial ornamental grasses: winter, which grows when the temperature in the spring is cold, and then dormant in the summer heat; And the warm season, which grows best in hot climates. Annual grasses, by contrast, should be replanted every year, although they can some