by johnah on November 10, 2020
What are common rabbit proof plants?
Rabbits don’t like many things. They hate being near hot places, they dislike loud noises, they hate the smell of smoke or rotten food, and so on. You can easily tell if your garden will attract rabbits because their natural habitat is in grassland areas where there are lots of such smells around. For example, you cannot expect them to live in a greenhouse with all those aromatic scents!
In addition, rabbits have been known to avoid certain types of flowers. For instance, they prefer roses but not daffodils. If you want to make sure that your garden doesn’t attract rabbits, then it’s best to grow some different kinds of flowers in it than those which rabbits like. However, you may still encounter rabbits if you plant certain types of flowers close together or even next to each other.
Some plants are better than others at keeping rabbits out. Some of these include:
Marigold – These small shrubs produce beautiful flowers and make wonderful houseplants. Marigolds are especially good at repelling rabbits since they’re very delicate and they need lots of water. So, when you plant marigolds in your garden, make sure that they get plenty of water every day.
Lavender – This plant smells amazing, and the scent of it is known to repel most types of pests. Also, if you get some chamomile plants and grow them next to your lavender, the two will make a nice-smelling garden together.
Tansy – Tansy might be a good idea if you want to keep rabbits out of your yard, though it isn’t as pretty as some of the other flowers. The downside to growing plants like tansy is that they can sometimes be poisonous to people and animals.
Rosemary – Rosemary is an herb that keeps rabbits away, not because of its scent, but because of the toughness of the plant. It’s one of the hardiest herbs and flowers in existence.
Statice – This is a beautiful type of flower that will keep bunnies away because it tastes terrible. Try planting it around your garden fence so that rabbits don’t damage the plants that you want to grow inside.
How can I keep bunnies from eating my garden?
If you wish to stop rabbits from eating your plants, then there are a few things you can try. The first thing you can do is to create a barrier around the area. Bunnies will find it nearly impossible to hop over a wall or fence. You could also try digging a small trench around your garden that’s at least a foot deep and a foot wide. Be sure that the trench isn’t so long that it leads somewhere dangerous, like a street.
Another good way to keep rabbits away is to create traps out of wood or wire mesh. You can dig small trenches and place these types of traps inside them. The trench should be narrow enough so that the rabbit can easily step into it, but not so narrow that the rabbit can easily get out of it. The idea is to create a pit-fall trap that will cause the bunny to fall into the pit, and then it won’t be able to hop out.
You can fill the bottom of the pit with leaves, grass, or anything soft so that when the rabbit lands in it, it doesn’t get hurt. Then, you can come by every now and then to move it somewhere else so that it doesn’t destroy your garden.
Keeping a dog might also help since many bunnies are afraid of them. If you don’t have a dog, perhaps you could ask a neighbor if you can borrow theirs for an hour or two. Just be sure that the dog is properly supervised while it’s around the rabbit, so that nothing bad happens.
How can I get rid of rabbits living in my yard?
If you’re worried that the bunnies will eat all your lovely plants and flowers, then there are a few things you can do to get them to move out. For starters, maintaining a garden will make it less attractive to the bunnies compared to a weedy area. Also, try getting a dog since many bunnies are scared of them.
One of the surest ways to get rid of rabbits is to use traps. You can craft simple ones out of wood and wire mesh. Dig a small trench and place the trap inside of it so that the lip of it is slightly higher than the ground level outside of the trap. Place some bait in it, and then cover it up.
When a bunny steps on the wood, they’ll fall into the trench where they won’t be able to hop out. You can then relocate the rabbit somewhere far away.
How can I keep rodents out of my house?
Although most people think of rats when it comes to rodents, there are plenty of other species that need to be eradicated as well. Mice and chipmunks can cause a lot of damage to your home if you don’t get rid of them.
One simple way to get rid of them is to get a cat. They’re great at hunting rodents and they’ll survive by hunting outside rather than in your house.
If you don’t want to get a cat, then you can try using traditional methods such as putting food laced with poison in areas where you see them a lot. You can even try making a traditional “mousetrap.”
How can I recycle my trash and other waste?
Trash is a big problem in most households. However, it doesn’t all have to go to the landfill. There are many creative ways that you can either dispose of it or make useful items out of it. Start by looking around your home and see what you can come up with.
Do I need to recycle?
Although it’s not required by law, recycling is a great idea since it helps preserve the planet’s resources. Also, many communities offer a rebate to people who recycle things like newspapers and cans.
Where can I go for more help?
If you need more help on how to live a “green” lifestyle, there are many books at the library that can help. You can also search online for tips and guides as well.
Section 6: Transportation
How should I go about picking out a car?
If you need to drive any distance, you’ll need a car. However, not all cars are practical for every situation. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you go looking.
How many people do you typically have in your family or group that will need to ride in the car at once?
Do you typically need to carry a lot of cargo at once?
What is your budget?
There are Cars, Sedans, Pickups, Vans and SUV’s. Based on how many people and what you carry, you’ll want to choose the proper vehicle. Of course, there are other factors to keep in mind such as gas mileage, cost of vehicle, road-worthiness, etc. Think carefully and decide wisely.
Sources & references used in this article:
Follow the rabbit-proof fence by D Pilkington – 2013 – books.google.com
An analysis of Doris Pilkington’s Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by R Cimarosti, V Galvani – academia.edu
Pathogens and the structure of plant communities by A Dobson, M Crawley – Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 1994 – Elsevier
Rabbits: manageable environmental pests or participants in new Australian ecosystems? by BD Cooke – Wildlife Research, 2012 – CSIRO
Caring for My New Rabbit by J Bankston – 2019 – books.google.com
American wildlife & plants: a guide to wildlife food habits: the use of trees, shrubs, weeds, and herbs by birds and mammals of the United States by AC Martin, HS Zim, AL Nelson – 1961 – books.google.com
Stories rabbits tell: A natural and cultural history of a misunderstood creature by SE Davis, M DeMello – 2003 – books.google.com
Colorado flora: eastern slope, a field guide to the vascular plants by WA Weber, RC Wittmann – 2012 – books.google.com