Keep garden pests out.

Do you enjoy time in the garden?  If you put a lot of time and effort into your garden, the last thing you want is for garden pests to destroy all your hard work!

The Lawhead Team would like to share some helpful tips to get ride of garden pests. If you have a vegetable garden, you know there are always uninvited garden pests making themselves at home in your garden.

Garden pests such as moles, gophers, birds, rabbits and deer can discourage gardeners who walk out to their gardens one day and find them ravaged. There is no surefire, quick fix to any serious animal pest invasion. In most cases you have two choices: you can either trap the pest or set up a barrier to keep the garden pests out.

Desperate gardeners have resorted to all kinds of ingenious ways to deter animal garden pests. Some have used everything from electrified fences to sticks of chewing gum. Cats and dogs can also be very good pest deterrents scaring off animals like rabbits and squirrels.

With new technology, there are many gadgets that claim to deter garden pests. There is no scientific research to support all their claims but their popularity suggests that in some cases, the remedies are worth a try. There is an electronic rodent repeller used to repel moles and gophers — just about any burrowing rodent. You first dig a pilot hole and then insert the battery-powered aluminum tube into the ground. Once you turn on the device the sound waves and ground vibrations frighten ground rodents.

This usually requires continuous usage for 2 to 4 weeks before you start noticing a decrease in rodents entering your garden.  It is very important to make sure the rodent repeller you are getting is safe to use around dogs, cats and other household pets.

garden pestsTo help keep birds out of your vegetables use bird screening. To cover most any young vegetables you need to place stakes about 3 feet apart around the perimeter of your plants. Then stretch string from corner to corner and around the perimeter attaching the string to the stakes. Place the netting over the string and pull the netting tight, and secure it to the ground. A good way to secure the netting is with sod staples. With the bird screen in place it will protect your plants.

These repellents act like silent security guards. They are designed to repel garden pests without harming them yet still protecting your homegrown garden vegetables.