Rabbits can be cute little animals, but they can quickly destroy a garden by feeding on plants and vegetables. Since these animals seem pretty cute, we usually look for ways to repel them, instead of killing them with a toxic solution. There are some cheap home remedy options to make your own simple rabbit repellent.
Rabbits have sensitive noses, which makes them easily repelled by substances with a strong odor. Pepper works perfectly in this case. If the rabbit attacks a specific area of the garden, simply sprinkle sauce or hot red pepper flakes around the garden. This will keep the rabbit away from the garden altogether. If you prefer a repellent that you can safely spray directly on the plants, mix 2 cups of water with two tablespoons of chilli pepper or cayenne pepper in a spray bottle. Stir in the powder and water, and also add a tablespoon of liquid dish soap, which will help to adhere the solution to planting leaves.
Garlic also emits an odor that is unattractive to rabbits. Follow the same procedure, sprinkling the cloves of freshly chopped garlic around the garden. To make a spray solution on, mix 2 cups of water with two tablespoons of garlic powder and a tablespoon of liquid dish soap.
Oleander is another natural repellent. The most common place to find oleander is in the dryer sheets. Read your dry leaf tags to be sure that the ingredients include oleander and then spread in the garden.
The application of Repellent
To apply spray repellents on, simply spray around areas that are attacked by rabbits. Spray also on the leaves of the plant and the surrounding soil. This solution will stay in place for up to 2 weeks, depending on weather conditions. If the rabbits come back, just re-apply the solution every few weeks to prevent them from feeding on your plants.
For dryer sheets, place a few in the garden, and either push them down into the ground, or cover one side with dirt so they do not blow away with a strong wind. Softening leaves emit the smell of oleander for several weeks, keeping your garden free of rabbits. When the smell is no longer present, replace with new softener leaves.
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