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Apr 29, 2021 6:27 AM CST
Uk
Hi I've been looking online for ways to stop those little beaks eating my grass seeds, no one seems to suggest netting, it's mostly noise, hanging CDs, burlap, I thought straw, but someone said that would blow away, and probably would with our weather, seen netting on eBay, but is netting not small enough, it says it's for that purpose, so not sure, looking for cheapest most effective way possible, not asking for much lol.
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Apr 18, 2022 11:30 AM CST
Name: Jeff
TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas
We had the same problem in our yard and only found one solution that worked for us: metallic-colored pinwheels. We tried netting, that didn't deter them. Straw blew away. The burlap prevented our grass from growing to its full potential. Then, at the suggestion of a friend, we tried pinwheels. They worked alright, but we noticed the birds most avoided the areas with the pinwheels that reflected the sunlight. We bought several pinwheels that were grey or "sparkly" and we knew would reflect the sun. Our bird problem stopped!
"Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them."
A.A. Milne
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