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Diatomaceous Earth, Ants and Skinks

Our lot is very sandy and has many ant colonies. We have skinks living near the house that eat the ants. I would like to: A) keep ants out of the house B) not harm the skinks My plan is to dust the ...
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Should I feed wild rabbits in my garden in winter?

In the past week, there is a rabbit's family (2 of them) taking resident in my garden. They jump right up to one of the big pots and take nap there. Here is one of them I am considering to put some ...
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Encouraging or Protecting Voles

As the recent snows have thawed, I've seen this little chap a few times in a quiet corner of my garden. (Not a particularly good photo - he moves quickly!) Clearly not a mouse or a rat, I believe ...
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Amelanchier canadensis vs Aronia melanocarpa

I am actively looking for a number of mid-sized plants (meaning small trees or large shrubs) that would attract wildlife to my garden (but other beautiful features would be welcomed too). Two species ...
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What are these fruits / berries from the Rocky Mountain National Park?

While hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, we came across the following berries / fruits. What are they? Some info: The berries/fruits were relatively squishy. The inside ...
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Tactics to reduce raccoon poop in garden

Raccoons and cats traverse my urban back yard every night. That's fine. I'd like to reduce their interest in defecating on the soil. It attracts flies, we don't know what they've been eating, noone ...
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A single wild goose wont leave!

I have a pond and this one goose has been here for two weeks and wont leave. I dont feed it, I try to scare it away but it just jumped in the pond and swims away from you or whatever you scare it with....
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How can we help our garden frogs in an arid climate?

I live on an arid island off the African coast, off the grid in a very sparsely vegetated area, far away from any neighbours. The summer has been fairly hot and most vegetation has dried away, waiting ...
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What can I do with rocks to encourage wildlife?

Recently I was preparing an area for planting, so dug up a lot of rocks and stones. These are a variety of sizes and shapes, mostly between 5cm and 30cm. So now I have a large pile of rocks. I would ...
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Will rhubarb grow well with ginger in MN?

I recently planted some rhubarb in the middle of my yard, and am considering putting ginger with it. I was wondering if: ginger would grow well mixed in with the rhubarb? will it keep the grass at ...
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What birdseed can I use to attract native birds in Houston, TX, that won't attract squirrels?

I'd like to know what kind of bird seed would be good for the birds in the Houston area without attracting pests or creating a harmful environment for my garden. I've tried going to the local pet ...
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Is asparagus deer resistant?

I love the idea of edible landscapes, and asparagus is a nice early season treat that can wind up looking great in certain areas. BUT I don't want to waste time planting it all over if the deer are ...
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Are low double deer fences effective in keeping deer out?

Most people with large landscaping investments around here fence their property with 8' deer fence. This can be hidden from view in most cases. In certain situations, however, 8' fencing would detract ...
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Is there a way I can deter geese from visiting my yard and pond?

Has anyone had success with any form of goose deterrent? I currently have a small flock of about 10 geese that like to leave their scat all over my driveway and lawn. I have about 2 acres of lawn and ...
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Smallest practical garden pond

I have noticed a few toads in my garden, and would like to encourage them - they're welcome to my slugs. So I thought it might be nice to create a small pond. However I don't want it to dominate the ...