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Posted on 10 November 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

UGC Reader Question: How Do You Banish Bambi And Thumper From the Garden?

By Vanessa Richins

An UGC reader asks:

“Suspecting an Obama win my husband and I decided months ago to planta garden this year. Already a fan of your blog I’ll look forward to checking in and learning as much as I can on how to proceed. Big question, though: How to keep the critters away? We have at least 15 deer grazing on our lawn every day, not to mention a dozen rabbits.”

Good question – but unfortunately there isn’t an easy answer. Both deer and rabbits can be pretty persistent, though there are ways to try to foil them.

A book I suggest reading is Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden
by Rhonda Massingham Hart. She discusses the nature Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 21 May 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

There Are Cats in My Garden!

By Michael Nolan

I was talking to Reggie a few weeks back and he shared one of his personal urban gardening dilemmas.

It made me laugh when I realized that it was one so many people have asked me about.

It is the old scourge of cats in the garden.

Now I know you’re probably laughing at this point, but our furry feline friends have a way of destroying weeks worth of gardening work when they get a bit… let’s say overzealous while they are using our carefully tended and well-dug gardens as their personal litter boxes.

It may just be the occasional gift or it could be much worse, such as Read the rest of this entry »

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