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When the gardener is away, the birds will play . . . and eat. So when my makeshift scarecrow turned out to be a perching point for all the little birdies in my neighborhood, I knew there had to be an alternative solution. The hardware store is full of pricey products claiming to be the perfect answer to all your bird woes, but an avid gardener gave me a tip that's proven to be priceless. She revealed that birds shy away from shiny, moving objects and that I was better off saving my cash and heading to the drugstore for some cheap pinwheels to place around my yard. I'm one for being thrifty, which is why I was thrilled when each pinwheel cost me less than a dollar. Plus, after I stuck them in the spot where I sowed seeds to patch up my lawn, the birds actually stayed away — and the grass grew green!

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ella1978 ella1978 6 years
Oh my gosh.. I'm going to go buy some today! I wonder if they will keep all creatures away.. the squirrels love my bulbs :)
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