Granite State Gardening

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Summary

Emma and Nate explore how to deal with animals that can damage yards and gardens with proven tips and solutions.

Show Notes

As much as gardeners love the outdoors and the diversity of wildlife that call our region home, there are some parts of the yard and garden where we have to draw the line. With as much effort as we put into gardening and landscaping, we all know the sinking feeling of seeing what can happen seemingly overnight. In this episode of Granite State Gardening, UNH Extension’s Emma Erler and Nate Bernitz share proven tips and solutions for dealing with animals that can damage yards and gardens. Straddling the line between supporting wildlife and managing nuisance wildlife can be a challenging balancing act, but we share an approach that does just that. After listening, you will be equipped to prevent damage, and if necessary manage whichever critters take an interest in your gardens this growing season. We hope you will take away some new ideas, as well as what strategies not to spend time and money on. 
 
·         Featured Question: Growing garlic
·         Featured Plant: Inkberry (Ilex glabra)
·         Gardening Tip: Using Tree Guards
 
Resources:
 ·        wildlifehelp.org
·         USDA APHIS Wildlife Services in NH
·         NH Fish & Game: Living with Wildlife, Wildlife Control, & Nuisance Wildlife
 
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Email us questions, suggestions and feedback at gsg.pod@unh.edu

What is Granite State Gardening?

Granite State Gardening is a University of New Hampshire podcast for gardeners, landowners and homesteaders in New Hampshire and Northern New England. Hosts Emma Erler and Nate Bernitz share proven tips and solutions for your garden and landscape, giving inspiration and research-based knowhow to cultivate confidence and success wherever and whatever you’re growing. Biweekly episodes feature plant recommendations, pest control advice and answers to listener questions, which are encouraged at gsg.pod@unh.edu.