Wild rabbits can be great to look at and fun to see in your yard, but when they get to your garden, that is a different story. After all of your hard, tedious work of growing plants and crops, it can be aggravating waking up to a half-eaten garden. There are ways to keep those pesky rabbits out of your garden, and if you are not keen on firing a gun, there are humane ways to get rid of them without harming them. Below is a list of ways to keep those fuzzy wildlife critters out of your cherished garden.
- Build a fence out of chicken wire or some other type of fencing that can be buried about six inches into the ground and is about three feet high. This will prevent the rabbits from burrowing under the fence or being able to hop over it.
- Set up wildlife traps with tasty foods such as carrots, apples, lettuce, Brussels sprouts, or rabbit pellets inside the trap. Once they are caught, take them off far from your house. This is humane and does not cause harm to the animal.
- Plant specific plants that ward off rabbits such as oregano, echinacea, sage, and yarrow. They dislike the taste and smell of these plants, so unless they are starving, they will most likely stay away.
- Spray your garden with rabbit repellent that is safe to use around your plants. This can be found at various feed stores or garden stores.
- Shoot it. Some people prefer this method because it ensures that the rabbit will not come back.
These are just a few tips that will help guide you in the right direction to keeping your garden in tip top shape and help avoid it being ate away by furry creatures.