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Yikes, I saw a coyote…

Yikes, I saw a coyote…

This is one heck of a pervasive critter that stalks our neighborhoods and endangers both humans and our pets and livestock. You can protect yourself and your property from them by using Just Scentsational’s Wolf Urine as a deterrent. It’s the non lethal way to send them the message…there’s someone larger than you and you’re not always the top dog in this neighborhood. 

Odor has been a great deterrent but there are other ways to protect yourself.  Consider putting up a fence around your perimeter to deter them but keep in mind that they can easily leap a 6ft high fence.  What else can you do proactively?  Monitor your garbage and other possible food sources for coyotes such as rodents, squirrels, rabbits and your own pets!  Keep them inside when coyotes are present.  Walking your dog late at night?  Make sure you take a flashlight with you and some sort of noise maker just in case they get too close.

Is it time for you to put up motion sensitive lighting around your houses?  That’s also a great way to frighten them off.  Most of these PIR lights are available as solar powered lights so you can even mount them anywhere without having to hard wire them. 

Regardless of whether you decide to use one or all of these useful tips…stay safe this season as coyotes are on the move all around us. 

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The Wonders of Garlic

And you thought that only Dracula was repelled by garlic!  Well, think again.  Garlic is a member of the onion genus Allium.  It is a close relative to the onion, shallot, leek and chive but does so much more than repel Dracula.  Garlic produces a natural sulfur which repels a virtual “who’s who” of insect and animal pests.  Liquid garlic is tough on ticks by suffocating them and killing their eggs.  It also suffocates the mosquito larvae that develop in standing water.  Likewise, aphids, beetles and a host of other creepy crawly things.  Spray liquid garlic liberally over standing water, thick undergrowth, lawn areas, flower beds and directly on plants and vegetables. 

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Winning in a Winter Wonderland: Liquid or Granular Ice Melt

Winning in a winter wonderland_ Liquid or Granular

Welcome to the second post in our “Winning in a Winter Wonderland!” blog series! Bare Ground knows its important to understand the various ways to beat ice and snow – what products to use, when to use them, how to apply them, and so on. With all this information at your fingertips on granular ice melt and liquid ice melt, winter will have nothing on you!

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Winning In a Winter Wonderland: The Many Uses of MagPlus Liquid Ice Melt

Winning in a winter wonderland_ MagPlus

Winter has begun across much of the United States, and as we try to clear our driveways and walkways of the beautiful yet dangerous snow and ice, there are often questions of what product to use, when to use it, how to apply it, and so on. Wouldn’t it be nice to wave a magic wand and have it just disappear??

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Clean Up Winter Before Spring!

Spring Sidewalk

When cold temperatures linger and snow keeps coming, it can feel like winter is never going to end. As we trundle our way through the last chills of winter, we all look forward to warm, spring months where flowers start to bloom again and grasses become greener. We may even get a taste of spring as a tease before winter is really over. But, before we make our way to local nurseries to pick out some perennials or start planning our veggie gardens, there’s some post-winter cleaning to do.

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What’s So Great About Liquid Fish?

Fish has been used by Native Americans as a natural source of plant nutrients for hundreds of years. The organic matter that the fish fertilizer provides breaks down and releases nutrients into the soil for plant strength and vitality, and also enhances the naturally occurring micro organisms in your soil.  This means that you don’t have to use synthetic or chemical fertilizers that are the main source of groundwater pollution, AND the fish fertilizer is safe for people and pets.

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