Rabbits in Gardens - Knowledgebase Question

baltimore, Ma
Question by johnterryhou
June 21, 2010
How do you stop rabbits from destroying your flowers (hostas)and other shrubs without killing them?


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Answer from NGA
June 21, 2010

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Rabbits can damage vegetables, flowers, lawns and trees anytime of year, but seem especially active in the spring. The best way to keep rabbits out of a garden is to erect a chicken wire fence, or make cylinder cages out of hardware cloth to put around your plants. These barriers need to be sunk 3-4 inches into the soil or the bunnies will just go under them. You can try some of the deer repellants, including predator urine, or deterrents such as Deer Away or Liquid Fence, but the most effective way to keep them out of the garden is with fencing. Wish I had better news for you!

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