Problems in the garden may start with a nibble on a leaf, or a bite out of your prized tomatoes. Before long you wonder what kind of pest is in your garden and how you should handle it. Learn more about mindful pest management from the author of “Humane Critter Control: The Guide to Natural, Nontoxic Pest Solutions to Protect Your Yard and Garden.”
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Keep your garden protected from pests like deer and rabbits, and insects like slugs and snails. Get tips on controlling critters now, before they become a bigger problem in the season.
The tender new growth and high water content of spring bulbs, flowers and young trees is just what hungry deer favor. As with any gardening problem, there are many techniques and strategies to protect your plants.
It’s a frustrating feeling when hungry critters decide to snack on your plants. Try these seven proven strategies to keep deer, squirrels and other pests out of your garden.
Daffodils are an easy-to-grow, cheerful sign of spring that people love. Good news for gardeners: Deer don’t like daffodils.
Even in areas where drought isn’t a problem, make low-water plant choices for areas that you don’t want to water regularly.
No plants are pest-proof, but there are measures you can take to protect your garden from hungry deer and rabbits.
The signs are clear: damaged leaves, deformed or missing fruit. Let’s troubleshoot some common garden pests.
When you plant vegetables, you want to feed your family, not offer an all-you-can eat buffet for rabbits, deer and other animals.
When you plant vegetables, you want to feed your family, not rabbits, deer and other animals. Save the harvest for your table by using safe, non-toxic animal repellants.
Evergreen boxwood are a low-maintenance and deer-resistant shrub for Southern gardens. Learn more about planting this hardy favorite.
Here are some tips to consider when ridding your landscape of pests.