It’s Tick Season: Be Prepared With these Tick Prevention Tips - Because ticks carry disease-causing microbes and some (deer ticks) can even transmit Lyme disease, your best bet is to avoid ticks all together. Like many things in life, prevention is key.
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How to repel ticks - plant lavender garlic, sage, and use cedar wood chips as mulch. Keep grass cut around house and animal areas. Ticks like long cool grass to hide in. Also, most ticks are carried by mice & deer so discourage them. Keep Guinea fowl & chickens or ducks to keep the ticks in check!
DIY Organic Deer Deterrent: Fill a 20 gal garbage can 1/2 full with water In an old pillow case scoop two shovels full of composted manure, tie off case and soak in water for 2 days, (cover to prevent flies), remove pillow case and use liquid in a garden sprayer, keep unused liquid in closed water jug. Fertilizers naturally and in most cases prevents deer.
Butterfly garden -Anise Hyssop-There are lots of reasons to grow anise hyssop: It's super heat and drought tolerant, deer and rabbits leave it alone, it blooms for weeks in late summer, and butterflies love it. Plus it's a great cut flower. Name: Agastache foeniculum Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide Zones: 4-10