knitwit45 wrote:Moira, I have some decorative grasses planted in front of the house, and a rabbit who loves to lay inside them and feast. I asked a friend who is a hairdresser to save the 'sweepings' of cut hair for me, and I put them in and around the grasses. No rabbits, no cats...just those beautiful grasses! Apparently the scent of human clings to the hair, and repels the critters..
Hmmm. I do need a hair cut!
JackFavell wrote:Oh yeah, and Irish Spring shavings help too!
I've tried that, though it only seems to affect the deer around here for awhile. Squirrels probably use it to scrub up around my house.
There is a semi-pricey mulch that is supposed to be critter-proof without causing illness among the varmints. I'll look into that next time I go to a nursery.