Friday, April 8, 2011

Using Cypress Cuttings as Rabbit Deterrents

Rabbit Deterent - Cypress clippings (432x640)
Why are my walks lined with cypress clippings? Because it is the time of year when the rabbits come out and devour my tulips! Usually I am able to spray the tulips with homemade Rabbit Repellant but this year we have had a lot of precipitation (for the high desert), so it has been less fun to work outside but more conducive to plant growth. In other words, an ideal environment for the rabbits to dine on all of my tulips. I remembered that my husband had clipped the Cypress, so I grabbed branches from burn the pile and lined the walks.  As soon as it warms up, I will remove the Cypress and coat my tulips with Rabbit Repellant.
More articles on saving your plants from rabbits:
More Frugal Rabbit Deterrents
Raised Garden Beds

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