I have six Blue Liriope which were just planted this past spring.
Recently, I have discovered a rabbit munching on them. He has one of
them pretty much down to ground level and is working on doing the same
to the others. Is there any cause for concern? Is there a way I can
deter the rabbit?
1) Cage the plants. Don't ask how. A trip to a hardware store or home center
will answer all your questions.
2) Kill the rabbit and cook it. Ask for more details if you're interested in
methods and equipment.
3) Plant something the rabbit doesn't like to eat.
Wildlife is like teenage boys. If you don't want something eaten, you have
to hide it, or make it painful to get to.
I just read where Lilyturf can be cut to the ground in mid-winter to
encourage a flush a new growth during the growing season. So, I think
I'll let the rabbit do the cutting for me. They're first year plants
and they were doing great so I think they'll be alright. Thanks for the
I use a product called Deer Off - for deer and rabbits - you can get it
at hardware stores or Home Depot - comes in a blue spray bottle for $19.
You have to respray about every 4 weeks. Works really well. I have
learned the hard way which plants the little darlins want...
I like this one best as you spray it right on the plant - there is
another kind where you spray a barrier around the plant.
Also be sure they don't have any water they can get to... nothing you
can do about a stream but keep all other water up higher for the birds.
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