Do have a hard time keeping those pesky bunnies out of your yard? In honor of Easter, I'm discussing my least favorite animal in my yard:
THE COMMON RABBIT
Sure they're cute and cuddly but MAN can they eat!
THE COMMON RABBIT
I've never had a rabbit problem before but the past 2 years those furry little devils have been AWFUL. They are already devouring my garden despite the fact that I have 2 very prey-driven pit bulls. As you can imagine, my dogs generally discourage animals from hanging around our place for too long.
Maybe Pretty Girl (left) and Bo are slacking off in their old age? They're both turning 8.
The damage is especial harsh in my beautiful, shady front yard filled with tulips, hosta, hydrangea and turtle head. The rabbit nibbling mangles the foliage and those jerks take big bites out of the tulip flowers. Wish they'd eat more dandelions!
I recently found out that my sweet, little, old neighbor across the street has a family of bunnies living under her shed this season . . . and she's feeding them. WHAT?? Aiding and abetting the enemy? Say it ain't so!
The honest truth is I love all animals and don't wish anyone harm. But I'm not at all afraid to try out every humane option to keep these critters out of my yard. Today, I want to show you what I'm using.
This 1 gallon jug of granular repellent is under $30 from Grass Pad in Lees Summit, MO. So far, this is the best stuff I've tried. It's easy to apply, long lasting, even through a little bit of rain. It works great to keep the critters away from the foliage on low growing perennials. It says it's safe for kids and pets. I've been testing it on pansies at an HOA entry monument in a heavily wooded area. So far no damage.
There is no way these amazing pink memorial tulips for Big Ugly would last with out this stuff.
And here is a pictures of some hosta in my front yard. One is treated and one was left natural. Bet you can guess which is which, right?
To sum up, this stuff rocks. All though it would be hard to treat a large garden or property with this, the expense is totally work it to save a few your favorite plants each year. Enjoy!