Protect your Garden from Wild Animals and Insects

Gardners use protective row tunnels for multiple reasons, specifically to fight against frost during the winter season. However, row tunnels can be used to exclude insects, wild animals, and dangerous diseases from touching plants. They are an effective organic solution to create a physical shield for many small gardens or mixed-vegetable farms. 

There are different types of row covers, but Agfabric offers a lightweight, porous, and heavy-duty tunnel to prevent various hazards from damaging your young plants. The cover also comes with tall metal hoops to easily drape the cover directly over a row of plants; we designed a tunnel that any person can easily assemble without the struggle. 

The best time to protect plants from the world is immediately after seeding a field. All gardeners must seal every edge of the row cover for effective insect and pest management. Hold edges down with heavy buckets filled with water or compost, durable plastic or metal pole markers, or garden staples. Properly sealed row covers will help promote a safer and affordable gardening solution to keep plants flourishing. 

There are many pests that come into gardens to steal food and will accidentally trample newly potted plants.

The most common garden bandits are:

  • chipmunks
  • gophers
  • mice
  • opossums
  • rabbits
  • raccoons
  • deer
  • birds

It’s important to co-exist with our friendly neighborhood friends and teach them to eat from certain locations without interrupting the growth of your plants. Never try to eradicate animals by using poison bait traps or smoke bombs! It’s inhumane and gruesome to the wildlife. That’s why it’s best to use row covers as they are a long-term solution to permanently restrict animals from mowing down brand-new nursery plants. 

We know the sinking feeling of noticing our plants covered with tiny holes from insects munching on them. The best thing is to never resort to chemical sprays as a primary solution to repel insects from eating plants. Chemical based sprays have a tremendous amount of cons, rather than pros, as they cause more harm than good to gardens (pollute water systems, endanger wildlife and people). The easiest way to protect crops from moths, flying bugs, four or multi-legged caterpillars, is by using a floating cover

Be cautious with pollination, as lots of crops need insects. Only use row covers until flowering season so bees can fly to peas, pumpkins, squash, strawberries, and beans to produce a wonderful harvest. The cover is easy to temporarily lift and redress from framed crops. 

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