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Name: sharon davidson
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May 28, 2017 8:15 AM CST
how do i keep the rabbits from eating my hostas and lillis without using chemicalsthank you sharon Smiling Thank You!
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May 28, 2017 9:19 AM CST


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May 28, 2017 9:37 AM CST
@davidsonshar Live trapping is an option, but it is not recommended that the homeowner do it him/herself. Rabitts will scratch the heck out of you and can carry disease. Because rabbits are considered agricultural pests in many states there are often laws that regulate where and how you can release them and you will be responsible for releasing them if you use this method.

Organic repellents can be applied around your hosta but these can create an unpleasant odor if it's near your home you may not like it. Repellents often work only for a short time and need to be reapplied frequently.

Here is a good article on how to make homemade organic repellents and other ways of keeping rabbits away from your plants.
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May 28, 2017 1:28 PM CST
A fence just a couple of feet high (with relatively small openings) will keep them out. Smiling
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Name: Rj
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May 28, 2017 7:38 PM CST
Sharon, I have had good luck with a product called PlantSkydd, its fairly long lasting, but most definitely has a bad smell, make sure you are up wind when applying Smiling
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