If you’ve invested money and hours of energy on creating the perfectly landscaped yard for your home you are probably concerned about the environmental threats that could undo all of your hard work. While storms, bugs, and deer pose a threat to your gardens, rabbits have the potential to be devastating to your beautifully manicured yard. But what can you do to deter rabbits from destroying your gardens? Here are some simple things you can do to repel rabbits and keep your landscaping looking perfect.
Choose Plants Carefully
One thing you can do when planning your garden is to choose plants that rabbits simply don’t like. Gardens are a great place for rabbits because they offer both shelter and food. By choosing plants that rabbits won’t eat you can discourage them from taking up residence in your garden. Likewise, by avoiding thick shrubs you can limit the amount of burrowing space for rabbits. Being prey animals rabbits like to take shelter in dense plants, so by avoiding these plants you can make your garden more inhospitable.
If you’ve already planted your garden or the above tip isn’t working for you, consider using a repellant. There are spray repellents on the market that deter rabbits by making the plants taste bad and therefore less attractive to them. Spray deterrents are the most economical way to keep rabbits out of your garden, but do take some effort to maintain. Another deterrent option is an ultrasonic device that makes a noise to scare rabbits away, however its effectiveness is fairly limited.
If all else has failed you can install decorative fencing around your gardens to prevent access for the rabbits. While fencing may not be your top choice, in some situations it is necessary (especially in vegetable gardens). Because rabbits burrow it is necessary to install fences that go underground as well as above ground.
While rabbits are cute and fuzzy and look harmless, they can cause major damage to your landscaping if not kept in check. There are many things homeowners can do to prevent rabbits from ruining their gardens that require a limited amount of work. If you are in need of a landscaping company in Catonsville, MD or are struggling with a rabbit problem, give us at Vin’s Total care Landscaping a call today!