Protecting animals and rodents out of your backyard this summer time

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HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s that time of year again to spot some animals in your yard. After you’ve taken the time to plant a garden and maintain your lawn, the last thing you want is for an animal to come and ruin it.

Recognizing the signs of animals eating your yard is your first step. Rodents like mice will disturb the plants from pulling the roots underneath, making them harder to notice. Deer and rabbits leave a more visible trail when they chew on the leaves of the plants. When you notice these things, not only will your hard work be destroyed, diseases on your plants will be destroyed as well.

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Eric Tiedeman-Mau of Gardener’s Supply Company of Hadley told 22News, “The best thing you can do is have a physical barrier for deer fence. If a fence is not an option, then there are scented repellants available. “

When choosing plants for your garden, choosing plants that animals are less likely to eat is another way to keep them out of your garden. Now, if you have a compost heap in our garden, this would be another way to keep animals out of your garden.