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5 How-To Tips to Help You Keep Snails Out of the Garden Naturally

keep snails away naturallyIf you have a garden with snails then you know what a nuisance they can be. Snails will eat through your plants, veggies, and flowers. There are many ways to eliminate pesky pest out of your garden or flower beds naturally. Below are 5 tips to get you started in this battle.

  1. Plant snail repellent plants. There are several plants that may keep snails away from your garden. Planting these types of plants in your garden may help to deter snails. Some of these plants include: daylilies, azaleas, foxglove, and hibiscus. Herbs such as rosemary, basil, parsley, and mint may also help.
  2. Keep your garden, flower beds, and flower pots clean from any debris. Snails love to settle in any place with debris, by keeping these areas clean you can stop them from making a home.
  3. Snails love soil with an abundance of moisture. If you can switch your watering schedule from evenings or nights to early morning, you will have less moisture and fewer snails.
  4. Crushed egg shells will stop snails from entering your garden and flower beds. Sprinkle crushed egg shells by your plants and the snails will avoid crossing through them. The egg shells will also serve as a nutrient to the plants since they are rich in calcium. Make sure the egg shells are fully dried and avoid crushing them to fine.
  5. Last but not least you can hunt them down at night or early in the morning. The best time is when the soil is damp so early in the morning or after it has rained is an ideal time. Remember to use gloves as you do not want the slime getting on your hands. If you have a compost pile you can relocate them there as they will help in the decomposition.

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How To Keep Deer Out Of Your Garden

How To Keep Deer Out Of Garden

When a deer is hungry it will become audacious in the pursuit of food – and its appetites may draw it to any number of things that we may be growing in our gardens.

To the casual observer, deer can be cute and endearing parts of the natural world. To hunters they can be a source of both food and prestige. But for those of us who enjoy cultivating plants in our backyards, and who live near deer habitats, these animals can be outright pests. When a deer is hungry it will become audacious in the pursuit of food – and its appetites may draw it to any number of things that we may be growing in our gardens. After losing crops and flowers to these marauders – and seeing the surrounding grounds repeatedly trampled – we’re far less likely to feel endeared to them. If we want to preserve our gardens, we’ll have to devise ways (more…)

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