What can I do about snakes in my garden. I live in North Carolina and it's a problem for me and others. I live in eastern NC. Need help...I hate snakes and they can keep me out of the garden. HELP!
Snakes are really beneficial in your garden and in reality are really more afraid of you than you are of them. Give them some warning and they will leave your garden before you even get there. Other then that you will need to change the environment of your garden to be unfriendly to snakes. No cool, moist areas for them to shelter in, pretty much an environment that would also be very hostile to yuour plants.
The sign of a good gardener is not a green thumb, it is brown knees.
I live in NC, too... central.... my garden is a haven for snakes... we get along fine.... I carry my cane with me when I go out and I use it to 'rattle the bushes' and thump the soil in the area I plan to be working in....setting up a 'human vibration' tells them I'm heading their way and gives them time to skeedaddle.....so, walk heavy and carry a big stick!!.... don't let fear of running into one keep you out of your garden!!!.... that old business about how 'they're more afraid of you than you are of them', is true....as long as you don't surprise them, they won't surprise YOU!!!....
"Gardening Keeps Me Growing!"
Don't forget that they are likely keeping other things away from your house...like mice!
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
welcome to the board, garden lover. glad to have you with us.
say, could you send me a couple of those snakes to keep those mice away? just pick out the ones that don't bite.
Not a fan of snakes myself...any type size or shape! ~~~Beneficial or not! LOL I only see them a couple times a year but have seen snake repellant in the Garden Centers.
"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
I have not seen any in my gardens but did ki ll a copperhead slithering down my driveway one afternoon. The a/c man found a dead on in the air conditioner. I am not fond of them either. I kil led the copperhead because I have a small child and did not want harm to come to him.
I only have garter snakes here in my garden and the startle me once ina while but just little ones. The big ones have dissapeared??? I saw 5 together at one time!!
I agree they are more afraid of you.
I see snakes almost everyday. If you have lizards or frogs you're going to have snakes. They always slither away fast when they see me. The only ones I kill are the coral snakes. I don't want to accidently step on one. They tend to stay put and hide instead of running away.
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