Stop dogs from digging

2015-05-21 06:00
There are easy ways of stopping dogs digging up your garden.

There are easy ways of stopping dogs digging up your garden.

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ONE hole just isnand#039;t enough. There is advice that chicken wire laid over the ground would solve the problem, and sure enough, dogs hate getting their nails caught in the mesh, but if you want the wire to stay put, you have to take time to carefully bury all the edges and put in plenty of stakes.

Chicken wire is available at most hardware stores in widths various widths so measure your bed and, if possible, buy a piece wide enough to cover it without a seam.

Hereand#039;s how:

• Cut chicken wire with a tin snips to fit around bushes and other plants. Dig a five-centimetre deep trench under the edges and bend the chicken wire down into the trench. Push stakes into the ground 30cm apart in every direction.

• Fill the trenches with soil and pack it down to anchor the edges of the chicken wire. Then cover the chicken wire with mulch or a thin layer of soil.

Another easy alternative to stop dogs digging up your favourite annuals is to cover any open areas in the beds with pebbles. This has always worked out very well for me. It not only stops the dogs from digging, it also keeps weeds at bay and serves as a multipurpose mulch. - Property24

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