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July 21, 2022 2 min read

The right rabbit repellent for your garden depends on developing the appropriate rabbit repelling strategy. No one rabbit repellent can offer complete protection against these pesky bunnies. But different repellents offer different levels of effectiveness. Here we talk about the steps you must take and what you need to know before choosing the ideal rabbit repellent for your garden. Product Review…

Liquid versus granular repellents

Chemical repellents are usually available as liquids or granules:

  • Liquid repellents are ideal for protecting plant surfaces from direct damage. Usually, you can purchase these repellents as ready-to-use sprays or concentrated mixtures. You can use them across large perimeters including trees, ground cover, shrubs, bulbs, clover, alfalfa, seedlings, and grasses. For the best results, concentrate on applying about 2 to 3 feet from ground level.
  • Granular repellents are excellent for creating protective barriers around landscapes and plants. They are especially beneficial for application in cold weather. You can apply them around your vulnerable vegetable plots, flower beds, ground cover, and lots more.

Follow the instructions on your rabbit repellent for gardens carefully

Repellents work best when we apply them correctly. So read the label and follow all directions to gain the best results. This is especially important about re-application. Re-application especially after a heavy downpour helps you maintain repellency for a long time. For granular applications, keep in mind that they are best used at strategic positions around your property. Hence, they are perfect for protecting vulnerable flower and vegetable beds.

Maximize efforts by following the rabbits

In spring and summer, rabbits love tender new growth. So you should always keep an eye for new blooms and treat them with the appropriate repellent as they appear. These blooms include seedlings, buds, shoots, and plants. During such season, rabbits will favor pilfering flower gardens, eating grass, alfalfa, and clover, and damaging tender crops like lettuce, cabbage, peas, and beans. In wintertime, rabbits tend to favor woody plants with thin bark. They will also clip twigs, gird the barks of young trees, and chew on woody plants and shrubs. So in winter, use repelling solutions on shrubs and younger trees.

Reinforce your rabbit repelling strategies with other techniques

Besides applying your odor-and-scent-based repellent, don’t forget to add other measures that can keep rabbits out of your garden. Physical barriers are great additions. They include tree guards, row covers, fabric/hardware cloth, and wooden fencing. But they might require a great deal of financial investment on your part.

Other inexpensive solutions include cultivating rabbit-resistant plants like lavender, marigolds, and salvia. However, use such plants as barrier crops to keep rabbits away.

Choose a humane odor-and scent-based repellent

Nature’s Mace Rabbit and Deer Repellent is an ideal rabbit repellent for your garden. It is made from non-toxic substances, and will repel rabbits by targeting scent and taste. Hence, it not only creates an irritating environment for the rabbit but discourages it from taking another bite. Nature’s Mace Deer Repellent is also available in ready-to-use sprays and granular and concentrated repellent products. Choose your desired repellent form and start applying across your garden, patio, sheds, crawlspaces, and basement. Product Review…

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