If you live close by a forest or a hill, your garden might be a constant prey for those forest pesky animals. Deers, rabbits, squirrels, rats, hedgehogs, moles…. You name it! Finding your precious flowers, vegetables or fruits ruined can be an actual nervous breakdown!
Eliminating these munching critters can be done in many ways, some of which are more expensive than others. However, in this article we’re going to offer you an economical and cheep solution, that’s also safe for the plant’s wellbeing.
Check if you have a bar soap in your bathroom, which you probably do, because you’ve been using a liquid soap for handwashing lately, right?
You can use that for your animal deterrent!
Here are the other few things you’ll need besides the bar soap:
- You’ll need about 10 bars of strong-scented bar soap – experience shows best results using Irish Spring in my case
- Half a dozen mesh pouches or pieces of cheese cloth
- A staple gun
- Six wooden stakes, tall between 2-3 feet
- A knife
And here are the simple steps of the making:
- Cut the soap bars with the knife on the tiniest pieces that you can.
- Divvy up the cut soap pieces equally into the six mesh pouches
- Secure the pouches to the stakes, using your staple gun – one pouch per one stake.
- Put each stake into the ground, making a perimeter around your garden.
- For a better protection, sprinkle more remnants of soap around. In my case, I’ve put more bags, not just the ones in the perimeter, because I wanted to make really sure those termites would be out of my garden for sure.
The best part of this “natural garden salvation” is the October weather – the rain can actually strengthen the smell of the Irish Spring that the animals really can’t stand!
Do this and share your experience in the comments afterwards. This is definitely a garden hack you need to try out, trust me.