Bugs are bothersome, but four-legged pests can ruin just as much of your garden. You can stop these animals -- deer, rabbits, and moles, to name just a few -- in their tracks. One good place to start is plants that offer more resistance to critters such as rabbits; we have the best varieties that are less palatable to these animals. Region by region, different plants can withstand deer better than others; try to pick the plants that are best for where you live. In addition to plants, these tips can help you deter deer; use our advice to keep these creatures out of your yard. Moles can do horrible damage and are difficult to get rid of, but there are methods that work; see which ones fare better than others. Some snakes, such as garter snakes, are harmless, but it never hurts to keep some tips in mind when you see one slithering by. They may be man's best friends, but dogs can be a gardener's worst headache. How can you keep your plants healthy and let your dogs stay active, too? We have ideas to help you, your garden, and your dogs stay in balance.
Tricks to Gardening with Nature
Editors' Picks: Top Rabbit-Resistant Plants
Rabbits can do major damage to plants, trees, and shrubs. Here are some plants they will avoid.
Garden Going to the Dogs?
Can you have a great garden and a dog? Yes! Discover how to have it all.
How to Get Rid of Moles
Moles, and their digging ways, can make a mess of your lawn and garden. See how to handle them.
Garter snakes are often garden inhabitants. Let them stay! Learn more about this harmless species.
Top Deer-Resistant Plants for Your Region
Are deer invading your garden? These plants don’t appeal to deer, so give them a try.
Tips for Deterring Deer
If deer are treating your garden plantings like an all-you-can-eat buffet, try these tips.
Stopping Squirrels and Chipmunks
Squirrels and chipmunks can cause garden mischief. Here are tips to minimize their impact.
Stopping Cats in the Garden
Use these tips to curb the habits of cats in your yard. They're safe and effective.
Although no plant is truly deer-proof, these plants don’t taste good to deer so they are frequently passed by.