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Safely Deter Small Animals From Your Garden With An Easy Pine Cone Hack
If you're looking for a humane, safe, and budget-friendly way to keep small animals such as cats, raccoons, and possums out of your garden, consider using pine cones as mulch.
This natural method works because animals usually don't like the discomfort caused by walking on the sharp, jagged texture of pine cones and prefer to avoid the area altogether.
For added protection, you can mix citrus peels with the mulch. Since pine cones take years to decompose, this method provides a lasting solution for deterring stray animals.
They are also water-resistant and don't absorb moisture, which helps maintain the soil's moisture balance. Additionally, using pine cones as mulch helps prevent soil erosion.