Keeping Rabbits From Eating Roses

If you cultivate roses, it can be disheartening to witness furry little rabbits causing harm by feasting on your delightful roses. Their fondness for devouring roses does not bode well for your garden. Are you puzzled about how to safeguard your exquisite roses from these unwelcome visitors? This article will provide you with helpful instructions on how to prevent rabbits from reaching your roses.

1. Install a Fence:

A sturdy fence can be your first line of defense. Rabbits can squeeze through spaces as small as 3 inches, so make sure the fence mesh wires are no wider than that size and the fence should be buried at least 6 inches underground because rabbits are excellent diggers.

how to keep rabbits from eating roses

2. Use Repellents:

There are commercial repellents available in the market, many of which are eco-friendly. Spray these around your rose plants. They’re designed to emit an unpleasant scent that deters rabbits.

3. Plant Some Rabbit-Resistant Plants:

Surround your roses with plants that rabbits naturally dislike, such as geraniums and thorny plants. This can create a natural barrier around your roses.

4. Adopting a Dog:

Getting a dog especially a breed that is known for hunting or herding can keep rabbits away. The scent and presence of the dog alone can make rabbits think twice before invading your garden.

Install a FenceEffective, durable
Use RepellentsReady-to-use, eco-friendly
Plant Rabbit-Resistant PlantsNatural, adds more greenery
Adopt a DogHandy if you have a hunting or guard dog

Remember, protecting your roses from rabbits doesn’t have to be a war where victory is achieved at all costs. Choose a method that best suits your lifestyle and garden setup. It’s all about harmonious co-existence because every creature, including rabbits, plays a role in our ecosystem.

Reyus Mammadli/ author of the article

I have had pets since childhood: cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, geese, chickens, ducks, parrots, aquarium fish and dogs (in the yard). Of course, I constantly encountered diseases of pets and treated them. Glad to be able to share my skills and experience, as well as advice on caring for and adapting these critters and birds.

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