Rabbits Eating Your Flowers? 3 Ways To Keep Them Out

It takes hard work and a lot of money to create a flower garden. If rabbits are eating your flowers, it is like watching your money go down the drain, and your hard work was all for nothing. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to keep the bunnies from enjoying a meal in your flower garden.

Fencing with Ficus Panels

If you already have a fence around your yard, you can install ficus panels on it. This type of fencing has lifelike leaves covering the fence to create a calming and natural environment. What is even better, it is unattractive to rabbits as well as other wildlife, so they will stay away. This may not allow people driving or walking by to enjoy your flowers, but you can still enjoy watching them grow. You can find ficus panels at home supply stores, and they are usually easy to install if you want to do it yourself. This type of fence works double duty as it also provides you with privacy. If you do not currently have any type of fence, hire a fencing contractor, like Green Smart Decor, to install a fence for you. They can also place the ficus panels on the fence during the installation.

Clean Up

Rabbits like places where they can quickly run to cover from their predators. If your garden is in a wide open space, they may not get in it. If you currently have brush piles, rock piles, low growing shrubs, or tall grass in the area close to your garden, however, remove them. Rabbits also like to slip under low decks, porches, or sheds. If you have any of these, make sure you fix any openings to prevent them from getting in.

Use Repellents

If you do not want to make any major changes to your yard, you can visit a pet store to purchase a rabbit repellent. Purchase repellent that has a bad taste along with a bad odor. When the rabbits get their first taste, they will likely jump away and look for food elsewhere. The only downside to using repellents is that they will have to be reapplied after it rains. If you also have vegetables in your garden, you cannot eat them if you spray this repellent on them.

Choose the Right Flowers

There are some flowers rabbits will not eat. Planting them close to the flowers they do eat may discourage them from feeding. Some flowers that work well include:

  • Begonia
  • Vinca
  • Cleomes
  • Geraniums

If you have vegetables in your garden, some they do not like include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Squash
  • Onions
  • Leaks