- Pull weeds … Check.
- Plant flowers … Check.
- Water … Check.
- Enjoy the beauty of your labor … Check.
… Or maybe not. What is that? Oh, dear.
No, I mean, really: “Oh Deer!”
Deer love to eat the fresh, green shoots of spring. Your lovely azaleas and hydrangeas are a delicious meal they just can't resist. (I prefer chocolate, but that's just me.)
So, what can you do?
I have a solution for you that's easy, eco-friendly and humane. The Guardian™ is a fantastic electronic device that will protect your gardens while you're home or away.
The strobe light works to startle deer when they arrive for a free dinner. And sounds emitted by the device will irritate the deer so they won't want to stay and feast on your hard work.
With The Guardian, you make your garden a very unpleasant restaurant for the deer. Would you eat where there is bright, flashing light in your face and irritating sounds filling your ears? No? Well, neither will the deer.
So this spring make sure you're the one enjoying the fruits of your labor and not those pesky deer!
Spiders, Bats, and Bees... OH MY!Let’s talk environment for a minute, particularly the benefits of bats, bees and spiders to our ecosystem.
Caution … It’s Tick Season!It is that time of year again, Summer is here and that means tick season too. Ticks can carry dangerous diseases that can severely harm you, your family and your beloved pets. Knowing how to properly remove ticks and being aware of the signs and symptoms of infection can help prevent life threatening illnesses.
Repel Pests with the Help of Essential OilsEssential oils are a natural ingredient that can easily be used to repel pests, such as mice and insects. While we find their scents pleasant, the pests do not!
Luck of the MonarchWhether big or small, your outdoor spaces can be a delight for you and the butterflies. Bring out the “welcome mat” by growing flowers that attract these beauties with their nectars.
Dirt? Well, it's called diatomaceous earth, and it works. Diatomaceous earth (or DE) is a siliceous, sedimentary rock that occurs naturally. To be more specific, it is mainly the fossilized remains of diatoms or hard-shelled algae. Now, what could this possibly be good for? Well, a lot of things, including using for health benefits, filtering agents, and pest control. And that's where I was going with DE. It's safely and easily used as an insect pest control. Always choose food-grade, though! How does it work? DE cuts up the bugs' bodies, sapping the moisture from the waxy exoskeletons of...