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Tip of the Week: Forking Around

Posted on September 12 2016

Tip of the Week: Forking Around
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! This week, we're showing you how a fairly innocuous eating utensil can be used to deter pests in your garden! As gardeners, we all know that pests (especially cats) can have quite a toll on our garden, and we are sometimes hesitant to use chemicals to prevent them.  However, a handy plastic fork may be all the you need to keep them out for good. Take a plastic fork, and bury it into the ground so only an inch from the prongs are showing.  Place a few around your plants, but be sure to do it in a systematic approach, much like the way you would plant seeds.  By having these forks lined up in your garden, you limit the space available for many animals to squat and do their "business."  Not only that, but smaller pests may see the forks and become intimidated, and not even try to invade your garden This trick will work for most ground pests, and is a whole lot cheaper than having a company come out and spray, or those chemical cocktails you pick up at the local hardware store.  Sometimes, it is the simple things that are the most cost-effective. For more gardening tips and tricks, be sure to check back every Monday for our latest edition of Tip of the Week!

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