How to Keep Rabbits Out of Garden Plants

Overview

Rabbits are cute and fun to watch as they hop around yards searching for food. The problem arises when the little bunnies find your flower and vegetable gardens and gobble them all up. It it best to do your part to keep the rabbits out of your garden, and just visit a park or pet shop when you feel the need to admire the furry creatures.

Step 1

Spray fox urine around the perimeter of your garden. The fox is a common predator of the rabbit, and rabbits have a good sense of smell. They will not go anywhere near a garden if they think a predator is nearby.

Step 2

Sprinkle dried blood all around the garden. This is an excellent way to repel rabbits and fertilize your garden plants at the same time. You can purchase dried blood at stores or order it online.

Step 3

Shred some strong deodorant soap into little pieces and place them inside of some nylon stockings. Set them down throughout the garden. Again, you are taking advantage of the rabbit's sense of smell. Rabbits don't like strong odors and will stay away from your garden.

Step 4

Set up a two foot wire fence around your garden. Chicken wire works well for this purpose. The rabbits will not be able to reach your plants.

Tips and Warnings

  • You should not use mothballs to repel the rabbits. Mothballs will seep chemicals into the soil that can harm your plants. Mothballs are also harmful to pets and small children.

Things You'll Need

  • Fox urine
  • Dried blood
  • Soap
  • Nylon stockings
  • Wire fence

References

  • The Master Gardeners: Keeping Rabbits Out of Your Garden
  • Atinento: Controlling Rabbits in Your Garden
Keywords: rabbit control, repelling rabbits, garden animals

About this Author

Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for six years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Associated Content and WiseGeek. Bodine is also the current cooking guru for LifeTips. She has received awards for being a top content producer.