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How to Create a Butterfly Habitat

How to Create a Butterfly Habitat

A butterfly sanctuary or habitat in our backyards is such a fantastic sight to behold and if we have a small lot or patch outback, its very simple to create our own butterfly friendly garden. Its all down to selection of what plants and flowers we are growing, as its the fragrance and nectar that attracts butterflies mainly. There are some specialist plants that are fantastic at attracting these butterflies, but by and large, if we have a good splash…

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How to Keep Wildlife out of our Back Gardens

How to Keep Wildlife out of our Back Gardens

The idea of wild deer or rabbits flittering and sprinting through our lawns or back gardens is for some people a sight to behold, but for others its a nightmare, especially if we have a vegetable garden or lot, that we don’t wish to share with them. As most of the wild animals are by their nature, nocturnal and thus only come out at night to feed and forage, it can be rather difficult to see them as they will…

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Keeping Pets out of our Gardens

Keeping Pets out of our Gardens

There are ongoing maintenance issues attached to all of our gardens throughout the year and one other big concern is how to keep pets out of our gardens. There are a multitude of solutions to this issue and sometimes we can go to all the rounds going, but to no avail. Household pets are clever, daring and mischevious, especially when we don’t want them to be. Be it dogs or cats, they have a serious sense of smell and can…

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Best Birdhouses for Backyards

Best Birdhouses for Backyards

Garden, house or wild birds by their nature will nest in trees and hedgerows, but there are a few varieties that will nest in cavities of old buildings or trees. They will adopt to the circumstances that they are given and make their homes in these crevices, provided that it offers an degree of shelter and safety from the elements and predation.  Whether we are living in urban or suburban areas, we can still do this exercise and it will…

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How to Attract Birds with a Bird Bath

How to Attract Birds with a Bird Bath

The idea of having birds in our backyards and backgardens is something that a lot of people would love and some homeowners go to great rounds to make this possible. It’s nice to watch them feed and flutter about as they go about their daily quests to either feed or wash themselves. Not a lot is known as to why birds love to splash and frolic about in water, but we must assume and surmise that it is for hygienic…

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How to Attract Butterflies to our Gardens

How to Attract Butterflies to our Gardens

Our backyards and backgardens are a great place to see native insects, bees, bumble bees, honey bees and butterflies and all sorts of wildlife like that. They are attracted to our gardens, whether they are cultivated or not and are drawn sometimes by scent and other times by the urge to feed, drink water or to lay their eggs and reproduce. How to attract butterflies to our gardens is perhaps something that some gardeners may not wish to read about,…

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Bird Feeders for Gardens

Bird Feeders for Gardens

Whether we think this is a good idea or bad, the fact is, that having birds in our backyards is good for our gardens. Possibly not everyone will agree with this sentiment, but evidence shows that there is more of an argument for having them there than not. Lets face it, it’s very difficult to prevent them from entering our gardens, a bit like slugs and other critters that increases our stress levels from time to time. However their presence…

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Slug Barriers for Raised Beds

Slug Barriers for Raised Beds

One of the greatest issues of gardening today is how to deal with the numerous pests that invade our garden on a regular basis. These pests come in various forms and cause us a great deal of stress in our efforts to eliminate them. Our homestead is probably surrounded by fencing barrier of some description in the shape of walls, fences chicken wire and so on. These barriers will keep out most of the four-legged critters like rabbits, deer and…

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Deer Proof Raised Bed Gardens

Deer Proof Raised Bed Gardens

For some of us gardeners, another big problem that we have to contend with and depending on where we live is the issue of wild animals invading our back gardens and raiding our raised beds. More often than not we may have a boundary fence or wall, but this is no barrier to some animals, mainly deer. These animals are so agile and are known to clear 6ft fences in their quest to get their paws on our sweet vegetables…

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