How to Protect Your Spring Garden from Wildlife

Now that your spring garden is in full bloom, it is quite likely that you have observed a wide array of wildlife attempting to maneuver through or consume the vegetables, fruits, and/or flowers that you have worked so diligently to cultivate.Rabbit In Spring Garden

Perhaps it was squirrels, wild rabbits, woodchucks, moles, birds, raccoons, or deer. While these creatures often pique our curiosity and lead us to a place where we appreciate the natural, unbridled world, they are not welcomed critters when it comes to our spring gardens.

In this brief guide, you will learn a few steps you can take to protect that garden from these seasonal pests.

Step #1: Plant Items That Are Not Appealing to the Wildlife Common to Your Area

What types of wildlife commonly frequent your area? Is it deer? Do you have a multitude of wood chucks, chucking? Do you see squirrels zipping from one tree to the next in seemingly endless numbers? Is your lawn filled with tunnel systems created by moles? Are you seeing traces of rats and mice?

Regardless of the type of pests that exist in or around your area, there are foods that will attract and foods that will repel. During the cultivation process, you should be certain to plant foods that will repel.

For example, if you live in a place where squirrels seem to abound at every point, you could plant a wide assortment of repelling food sources. Examples include daffodils, alliums, fritillaries, Galanthus, hyacinth, Lily-of-the-Valley, and even geraniums. In doing so, the squirrels will have no interest in your spring garden.

Step #2: Place Physical and/or Psychological Barrier Systems

If you want to keep wildlife away from your spring garden, you should put physical and psychological barriers up around and within the area.

Examples of these include mesh barriers, electrical barriers, scare elements – such as large predator statutes or a scarecrow -, hard plastic netting, and barriers that are shaped like the letter “L” for creatures that like to dig.

Additionally, there are motion-activated items – such as sprinkler systems, items that emit loud noises, and lighting systems – that will turn on when motion is detected and quickly scare off any wildlife that comes in close proximity to your spring garden.

Step #3: Wildlife Remediation Services

As humans, we have developed large quantities of property that once belonged to the wildlife that now threatens our spring gardens.

If you are burdened by animals that are eating up your garden or posing any other type of danger or threat to your property, you, your loved ones, and/or your pets, you should choose to have wildlife remediation services.

Essentially, a wildlife expert will come to your home and lure the creatures so that they may be caught and taken to a habitat that is considered ideal for their species.

Not all wildlife animals are attempting to be a nuisance. In some cases, they are suffering from an adjustment disorder because their natural home has been destroyed.

If you want to experience the beauty and bounty of your spring garden – without the burden of wildlife – contact us today by calling: 855-465-1088

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