Asked on May 09, 2015

What works best to keep rabbits away from flowers?

Val
by Val

I'm looking for ideas (home remedies) on what to spray on flowers to keep rabbits out of my garden and from eating my newly planted summer flowers.


  14 answers
  • Barbara Riccio Barbara Riccio on May 10, 2015
    Buy "Moth Balls" or "Moth Flakes" and sprinkle them inside and around your plants. Rabbits used to eat all my plants and decorative grasses till a friend told me about this. Now, it's not a problem anymore.
  • Aimee Slade Aimee Slade on May 10, 2015
    Just get a cat or two. We've never had a problem with rabbits!
  • Linda Linda on May 10, 2015
    Go to the local beauty shop and get a small bag of human hair clippings. If you will sprinkle them around your flower bed that should do the trick.
  • Pam McDonald Pam McDonald on May 10, 2015
    Mint should do the trick. But remember mint plants are invasive, so plant them in a planter or they will be everywhere :) They also work for mice.
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    • Pam McDonald Pam McDonald on May 11, 2015
      @KT Yep, you are right. My bad! LOL, I have a big box full of mint, bunnies all over the place. They have never feasted on any though. Weird.
  • Barbara Steenberg Barbara Steenberg on May 10, 2015
    I like to sprinkle red pepper on and around the plants.
  • Rebecca B Rebecca B on May 10, 2015
    I use an animal repellent in my vegetable garden called REPEL ALL by Bonide. We purchased it at Lowe's. It is available at Home Depot and at Farm & Feed stores. I found it at Walmart garden center one time but the store now has other brands of animal repellent products. It stinks at first, but will soon disappear leaving only a scent that animals can detect. I have used it for 5 years and I never have animal come into the garden since then. We live in the country on a lake where many wild animals have access to our yard.
  • Put one of those plastic owls on a stick & put in garden! It will not only move in the wind, but will keep out pesky animals & birds!
  • Suz1343480 Suz1343480 on May 11, 2015
    Mix cayanne pepper with water, allow to set overnight. Strain through coffee filter & put in spray bottle .Spray plant in evening & apply after rain. Do this several times till they get the hint ! Rascally Rabbit !!!!
  • Suz1343480 Suz1343480 on May 11, 2015
    Mix cayanne pepper with water, allow to set overnight. Strain through coffee filter & put in spray bottle .Spray plant in evening & apply after rain. Do this several times till they get the hint ! Rascally Rabbit !!!!
  • Janice Carroll Janice Carroll on Apr 21, 2017

    I tried all of these NOTHING< those bunnies ate the only thing is to plant florwers that the bunnies do not like and not such a great answer.

  • Pat33584501 Pat33584501 on Jun 09, 2018

    Snares and rabbit stew

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec 5 days ago

    Can you put up a fence? How about putting your flowers where they can't reach them.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 4 days ago

    unclosing flowers or rabbits with chicken wire.