At Dogless Dog Hair, LLC,  we bring you dog fur that you can use around your garden to keep away pests and small critters. People have reported dog fur as a successful deterrent to rabbits, gophers, slugs, moles and many other small creatures. In most cases, it is the smell of the dog fur that drives the unwanted creatures away, as it tricks them into thinking a dog is nearby. In other cases, the dog fur actually coats and traps pests such as slugs and snails. If you have a pest problem, dog fur is an economical and ecologically friendly solution to the situation.

July 2013 UPDATE: We are so excited to share some feedback with you: Our customers are telling us that they are having great success at deterring deer from munching on their shrubs and gardens using dogless dog hair!

 

How to use Dogless Dog Fur?

 

Option 1: Place the dog fur around the perimeter of your garden, in a band about 3-4” wide. Then sprinkle some more of the fur throughout the garden. Reapply approximately every 2-3 weeks for optimum success. A 13 ounce bag will do the trick for a 6×6’ garden.

 

Option 2: Mix the dog fur in with your topsoil. The dog fur will then have the added benefit of helping to retain your garden’s moisture, and nitrogen gets released into the soil as it decays. This is a win-win! To take advantage of this option requires 26-30 ounces (2-3 of the 13 ounce bags) for a 6×6’ garden.

 

What about container gardens? If you keep outdoor pots, consider sprinkling a bit of dog fur around the base of the plants. This would need to be reapplied every 2-3 weeks for best results.

 

Indoor pots, too! Since the fur does help retain moisture and slowly releases nitrogen into the soil, it can also be a benefit if added around the base of indoor plants, or mixed into the upper layer of your potting soil mix.

 

How do I get some?

 

We sell 13 ounce bags of Dogless Dog fur for $6 each. Please feel free to contact us with questions or orders: doglessdoghair@yahoo.com

 
If you have dark or red mulch or white stone, you can special order the fur color (light, dark, and apricot/red)  for only $10 per 13 ounce bag. Please note that special orders may take longer to fill.

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Related articles:

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_5946220_use-keep-rabbits-out-garden.html

 

http://carolinesgardenparty.blogspot.com/2009/02/hair-of-dog.html

 

http://www.homesteadingtoday.com/country-living-forums/gardening-plant-propagation/195206-dog-hair-garden.html

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