Any green thumb, from beginner to expert, knows the feeling of accomplishment that comes with growing a fine patch of vegetables or watching your flower plantings bloom. So keeping your garden safe from invasive animals, backyard chickens or neighbourhood natives is a top priority. For an avid gardener, there is nothing more disheartening than venturing out into the backyard to see your hard work and planning decimated by a cheeky chook, hungry feral, curious wallaby or nibbling possum.
In Australia the most common animals that pose a threat to your vegetable garden or flower patch are:
Keeping these curious, and sometimes dangerous, critters out of your garden, orchard or vegetable beds takes just a little planning and some essential backyard items.
How can I keep my garden safe from chickens and pest animals?
Are you a chicken keeper looking for more ways to get your hands dirty? Have a peck at our guide to plants your chooks will love here. Are you a green thumb who wants to add chickens to your backyard? Dig in to our guide on how your chickens and your garden can co-exist peacefully here. Visit our gardening category for more fresh and floral ideas for your backyard.
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