How to keep animals out of garden without fence

How to keep animals out of garden without fence. If you are dealing with the mess made by animals in your garden, don’t worry. To secure your garden, follow us for animal deterrent methods.

How to keep animals out of garden without fence

keep animals out of garden without fence

Identify the animal and select the method best suits, for deterring.

  • Deer-If you found hoof marks in your garden, it indicates the deer’s presence.
  • Rabbits-Observed tiny footprints indicate the presence of rabbits.
  • Groundhog– If you found burrows, damaged leaves, or pellet droppings, then it’s a confirmed indication of a groundhog. 
  • Squirrels– If you notice bites on the spring bulbs, dig ups near the spring bulbs, missing or damaged crops, it will indicate the presence of squirrels.

Preventing Techniques

 Predator Urine

It acts as a natural repellent to unwanted animals.


  1. Purchase the urine sample from garden nurseries.
  2. Take a urine sample of a predator animal and Spread it around your garden.
  3. You can spray it around the vegetable garden to keep the animals away.
  4. Remember to reapply the urine daily.
  5. The animals might think that the predator exists near us.
  6. That’s why they will not dare to enter the garden.
  7. Select the sample according to the animals you need to deter.



Select any pepper available at your home.

  • Peppers including 
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Ground chili peppers
  • Pepper flakes
  • Garlic pepper 


Take any of the above pepper and sprinkle them around the garden. 

Apply this method when the plants are ready to bloom. It will keep the plants safe from animals.

Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds are natural repellents from slugs, deers, and cats, and they can’t abide them.

To get rid of slugs, purchase coffee grounds and sprinkle at the plant’s base to get rid of unwanted animals like slugs that may cause harm to the garden. 

Vinegar Solution

Take an empty spray bottle and vinegar and water to it, and spray it around the garden.  It will keep the plants safe from animals. 

You can also try soaking corn cobs in vinegar for 10 minutes and leaving it around the garden. Spray the solution after every two weeks to deter the animals.

Human hair

Human hair

Human hair is hated by most animals, like rodents, deer, and rabbits. They can’t abide by the hair scent. To get rid of these animals, collect the human hair and sprinkle it all around the garden. 

Remember, the human hair loses its scent after one or two weeks and requires replacing.

Companion Plants

By planting such plants, you discourage squirrels and other unwanted animals. Bulbs that animals hate include

  • Marigolds 
  • Tansy
  • Artemisia
  • Yarrow
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Thyme,
  • Tarragon
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Nasturtiums
  • Mustard
  • Crown imperial bulbs (Fritillaria)
  • Daffodils

The unpalatable taste, and fragrant, keep the animals away from your vegetable garden.

Hiding or Relocating Their Food

Keep your garden clean. It keeps the animals away. The fallen nuts, acorns, and berries attract the animals like squirrels. They cause harm to the nearby grown vegetables. Keep the trash can secured with the lids.

Aluminum Foil

Aluminum foil


You can lay aluminum foil across the top of vegetable pots. The animals will stay away from the plants due to their shiny appearance. 

Remember to poke holes for water. Certain animals can’t abide by the shiny reflection of aluminum foil.

Scented Soap

Animals like deer dislike the scenes of soaps but remember coconut oil soap will rather attract the deer instead of repelling them. Use soap other than coconut oil.

Deer’s feet are away from the area where they feel the scent of soap. The range lies between three to four feet far.


If you are dealing with the mess made by animals in your garden, don’t worry. Identify the animal and select the method that best fits.

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