Learn how to keep animals from damaging your flowers, vegetables

Learn how to keep animals from damaging your flowers, vegetables

Learn how to keep animals from damaging your flowers, vegetables

Most gardeners like to see wildlife frolicking in the yard, and will tolerate some low-level infrequent damage to certain garden plants in an effort to coexist with Bambi and Thumper. Nevertheless, when your favorite plants disappear one by one each night, you may find yourself looking for ways to minimize the damage caused by the critters that also call your landscape home.

As development shrinks the size of the natural habitat for many different species of wildlife in Greater Columbus, the number and frequency of interactions which gardeners have with wildlife continues to increase. And as gardeners and homeowners plant the flowers, shrubs, trees, vegetables and other plants that wildlife prefer to feed on, conflicts with wildlife will only increase.

Let’s look at some approaches to coexisting with wildlife in the garden and home landscape.

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