Once you and your family have finished your international moving venture, you can begin to enjoy your new home. There's no better way to maximize your outdoor space than by planting a vegetable garden. You'll be able to spend hours in the fresh air as you garner a green thumb and help produce great seasonal veggies that you can cook with in your new kitchen. Of course, the surrounding wildlife will also be keen on your crops, so you may want to implement these three tips to ward them off.
The best way to guard your garden is to construct a fence that goes around the perimeter. According to HobbyFarms.com, if you're mainly trying to deter deer, your fence should be a lot taller, because they'll have no problem jumping a fence that's just a few feet high. If rabbits are causing your dilemma, your fence can be a little shorter.
Having raised beds is great for keeping rabbits out. This will make your garden into an obstacle course of sorts and those tiny critters won't want to deal with the hassle. HobbyFarms.com recommends making the beds of your garden at least 18 inches high.
Sometimes it's not the woodland creatures who wreak havoc on your garden, but a neighborhood cat. Canadian Living suggests putting some orange or grapefruit peels in your garden. While humans are partial to the sweet smell of citrus, cats find it off-putting and will most likely opt not to venture through your vegetable beds.