Flower bulbs are a great feast for the rodents in your garden. Have you ever wondered why dozens of flower bulbs you planted in the autumn didn’t arise in spring? Well, rodents are guilty for this situation, and don’t think that only mice are eating your flower bulbs. Squirrels, gophers, rats and ground moles can cause considerable damage to your flower garden.
1. Create barriers against rodents
In the case of ground moles, the only effective methods in getting rid of them are mechanical traps and electronic ultrasound devices, but to get rid of other rodents you can use simpler and less costly methods.
Surround the area with a net
Specialists say that to distract rodents from eating your flower bulbs you better surround the area with a net. You can build a small net fence around your flowers, and when spring comes, you can remove it.
Add a layer of gravel
Another effective way to remove rodents from your flower bulbs is to lay a gravel layer over the area you’ve planted the bulbs. Gravel will harden the any rodent’s work to eat the crops.
2. Use natural repellents
Animal hair and urine
Animal hair and urine can be natural rodent repellents. When rodents smell urine or animal hair, they will run away, because they will think there’s a dangerous animal around.
Make a hot pepper solution
Cut some freshly peppers and place them in a container then add water and leave the solution to macerate overnight. Place the solution in a spray container and spraying the soil with it. Rodents can’t stand the smell of hot pepper.
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