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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.



Some indoor plants that don't need sunlight

 What are some indoor plants that don't need sunlight or indirect light to thrive? The first thing to understand is that all plants need some form of light to thrive. If you think that light can be defined by "sunlight" or "indirect light," you're asking whether there are any indoor plants that don't need light to thrive—and the answer, quite simply and unequivocally, is no, there are no plants that don't need light to thrive. Some will live without light for a certain period of time, but survival for a short time will be a different kind of prosperity. You already know that plants need light to survive. Are you thinking that sunlight and indirect light mean light from windows and that electric light is "the other kind", and you hear about plants that are happy with electric light, but no window light around? The answer is yes, there are many indoor plants that can survive under electric light. You have to be careful to provide

Indoor plants - 10 easy care plants

 10 Easy Care Indoor Plants With these easy and stylish starter plants, no one will guess you're a houseplant newbie. It's a familiar story: You pluck a beautiful houseplant from the nursery, and after a few months it wilts, your horticultural hopes plummeting with each fallen leaf. But that doesn't mean you should give up houseplants entirely. There are plenty of indoor plants that thrive with little fuss (and can even survive with less-than-optimal light or occasional watering). You don't have to stick with a common spider plant. Here are some of the best stylish, easy-care, and under-the-radar houseplants for beginners. These choices can bring drama to a room—but not your life. 1 Ficus Alii High-impact like the ubiquitous fiddle-leaf fig, but low-maintenance, the Ali ficus usually has a bushy or lollipop shape, sometimes with a twining trunk. "Tall specimens really provide a focal point for a room," says Baylor Chapman, stylist, and author of D

Home garden - Easy tree planting tips

 Tree planting tips Following a few simple practices will increase your new tree's chances of a long, healthy life If you're going to the trouble of finding the right tree for your garden, you want to give it every possible advantage at planting time. The first few years after planting are a critical time for the young tree to grow, establish adequate roots, and become resilient. Fortunately, there are many things a gardener can do to help during this critical period. Other Garden Site link 👇 Getting ready to plant Once a new tree is delivered, remove all packaging, including plastic, twine, wrap, and nursery stock, from the trunk and branches. For ball and burlap trees (B&B)—that is, a soil and root ball dug from a nursery field and covered with burlap and wire cage—remove as much burlap, wire cage, and twine as possible. . If you can't get them all, cut one-third to one-half of the top of the wire cage and burlap. If the tree is in a plastic container, re

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

Simple Tips use for old potting soil

 8 Uses of Old Potting Soil If there's one thing my country-sprout colleagues and I have in common, it's our obsession with composting everything that dares to move, our hatred of waste. I know hate is a strong word, but believe me when I say we will go to ridiculous lengths to reuse garden items. and include used potting soil. Now that annuals are growing out in hanging baskets and containers, you don't have to discard the dirt. There are a few ways to repurpose that now-empty potting soil real estate. Reusing is good for the garden and helps keep your gardening budget in check (or, if you're like me, free up some money for more perennials.) I will be cleaning in late October. Most of these pots on my deck are annuals (marigolds, mallows, chamomile, cornflowers, nasturtiums), mums , husk cherries, and various types of radishes (I grow them to harvest their seeds for winter sprouts). Should I sterilize my potting soil before I reuse it? Before we begin, a w

herbs you can grow in water and indoor

 Delicious herbs you can grow in water Many herbs can grow for months in nothing but water. Propagating them from your garden is an easy way, and you can keep your fresh herb supply going through the winter, by bringing a few sprigs indoors before frost. Cut 4- to 6-inch-long stems from any of the following plants, remove the leaves from the bottom half, and place the bare stems in water. Place the cuttings in a sunny window and change the water every few days. If you want to plant them, once the roots are two inches long, move your cuttings into containers of potting mix. 1 Thyme Although thyme has small leaves, it packs some big flavor. The best time to root cuttings from this perennial herb is in mid-spring and early summer when the plant is producing fresh, new growth. Make your cuts just below a node, which is the part of a stem where leaves sprout. Your thyme stalks will root after two weeks of being placed in water. 2 Mint By growing mint in a jar of water, you can

Trees - How to Care for Your Trees

 10 Tips on How to Care for Your Trees Overwhelmed by all the options at the garden center? Find the right tree for your landscape with these simple tips. One of the joys of living in the country is being surrounded by big, magnificent trees. Not only do they add shade and beauty, but they also greatly add value to your property. Replacing even a small tree can cost hundreds of dollars. If so, it only makes sense to protect your investment and grow trees so they can be appreciated for generations to come. Here are 10 tips to keep your trees healthy. 1. Back off   The good news is that, for the most part, trees can fend for themselves. After all, the centuries-old beauties you see in the countryside didn't get there with a lot of fuss and primping. 2. Be careful where you dig  Construction can be the biggest killer of mature trees, especially when heavy equipment is involved. Consider the case of a Missouri couple who designed their new home's driveway around a famo