Rabbits may seem like delicate nibblers but that doesn’t mean they don’t do considerable damage.Rabbits will eat the tender growth of newly emerging plants in the spring. During the summer, they will eat broad-leafed weeds, clover, grasses, leaves, shoots, roots, fruit, berries,vegetables. In winter, rabbits will eat bark of trees and shrubs, buds, twigs, blackberry and raspberry canes bushes. Although they can be quite a nuisance, you can get rid of rabbits from your garden.
Rabbits have a great number of natural predators and they may be difficult to actively observe. However, it's not uncommon to see rabbits in broad daylight when they're in an unthreatening environment and some gardens are simply overrun with rabbits. In addition to observing damage on plants you may see rabbit droppings. Rabbit pellets are about the same size and shape as a pea. They may appear scattered or in small piles.
Carefully observe the leaves and stalks that have been left behind. Quite often rabbits will nibble plants down to the ground. Because of a rabbits’ sharp front teeth, the leaves that are left will appear cleanly cut as though they were trimmed with scissors. Compare this to the deer damage. Deer tear at leaves, leaving ragged edges.
In the winter, with the absence of tender, new growth, rabbits are more likely to gnaw on trees, twigs and shrubs. The bark of young trees are particularly susceptible to rabbit damage. As trees mature and the bark thickens, the trees become less desirable. Rabbits may eat the bark on trees from the ground up to around 20". They may gnaw the bark in patches or even completely girdle the tree.
Rabbit damage on twigs and shrubs appear as clean cuts at a 45 degree angle. If the damage is above two feet from the ground, it is more likely from a deer.
There are many methods, suggestions and home remedies available to control rabbits and get rid of them in your garden. Some methods to keep rabbits from eating your plants are listed below. Preferred methods depend on your lifestyle, finances and personal preferences.
If you have found a successful method and would like to share it, please let us know and we’d be glad to share it with our garden club members.
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