I have a rather large flower bed in my front yard. I've had good luck with
it so far, but this morning I discovered a rabbit in the bed and he had cut
down a couple of plants. Can anyone recommend something I can spray or place
in the bed to chase rabbits away?
I've had a similar problem myself and have read a a bit about good
natural ways to deters the little guys, so here are some ideas; Mix
pepper and vinegar, sprinkle lavendar around, plant something from the
onion family around your flowers, human hair (never tried it) and I read
somewhere that adding used cat litter from a cat that eats wild birds
etc works (but that just sounds a little off to me)
Bloodmeal and bonemeal can be sprinkled around the damaged plants or put
in cheesecloth bags and hung around the garden. The smell signals the
presence of predators and scares rabbits from the area. Both products
can be found at gardening centers.
Powdered fox urine, cat urine from used kitty litter, dried sheep?s
blood, poultry manure, dog and human hair can also create the smell of
predators in a garden.
Corn cob halves soaked in vinegar for 24 hours can be placed in a flower
bed. They should be replaced every two weeks. The smell of vinegar is a
natural rabbit repellent.
A variety of recipes use both taste and smell to keep rabbits away.
Common ingredients include eggs, garlic, Tabasco®, habañero peppers, and
marigold leaves. Sprinkle a mixture around the plants or flowers and
reapply whenever it rains.
Spread rose bush clippings to create an uncomfortable ground to walk on
and can deter rabbits from entering a flower bed.