Dogs are great companions and they usually get along with other pets, but how do you keep them out of your garden?
This is a question that many homeowners ask themselves when their dog suddenly decides to dig up the flower beds. Thankfully, there are ways to keep dogs away from your garden so that you can enjoy it without the canine chaos.
In this post we will discuss how to keep dogs out of your garden by using some easy-to-follow tactics and strategies. That how to train a dog not to go in the yard!
5 Tips To Keep A Dog Out Of A Garden
Dogs are well-known for being destructive and mischievous, which is why we gardeners spend so much time nurturing our plants. The softness of freshly turned soil appeals to your dog’s natural instinct to dig around in the dirt and explore new scents with their sensitive snouts.
It can be a tempting invitation as they sniff out sweet sun-ripened fruit that may lead them right over my precious seedlings!
New research out of the University of Iowa suggests that yucky means different things to animals than what it does for us. Professor Thomas Hahn told his class about a technique he learned from friends while visiting in Iowa called “the deli solution.”
Here’s how you do it: Mix equal amounts powdered mustard and crushed dried peppers, then disperse them around your house!
This is one way we can save our loved ones. Such as cats or dogs who may have been sprayed by skunks.
Coffee & Oranges
Coffee grounds are a great fertilizer, and they can also be used to deter pesky dogs. A friend told us about their favorite way of dealing with noisy pets.
All you have to do is mix some bitter orange on the coffee grinds left around your house. Which will keep those unruly beasts away for sure!
Setting Up Barriers
We have found this method to be particularly effective when it comes to stubborn diggers like rat terriers and beagles. Dogs are fast learners and hate poky stuff.
Each year in early spring we prune several rose bushes, turn them into 1-foot (0.5 m.) long sticks, surround my flower beds with the spiky twigs and voila! Your flowers shall flourish without any pesky intruders for years on end.
There are many ways to battle your garden’s pests and weeds. But the best option is often one that will have minimal impact on wildlife. Take my family for instance: we love our pet dogs so much that they can even be found in the yard with us. When it comes time to spray away those pesky critters!
We treat them as a part of the team because after all-we’re always going to win together. No matter which method we use against these invaders.
Using Animal Decoys
The Solar Brite Eyes solution for pesky nighttime visitors is the perfect annoyance to scare animals away. The device consists of two red LED lights that shine on and off in a way that mimics an animal’s hungry eyes, deterring bad wildlife from coming too close!
Ingenuity at its best- get one today or create your own by purchasing some LEDs, solar panels, and sensors!