Bird repellent

Carkybones

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I've had an issue with birds picking at the top of the bonsai soil. Has anyone found a good solution for keeping birds away?
 
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I put a plastic mesh over the top of the soil. I cut it roughly to the shape of the pot, and a hole for the trunk, of course. It works!

Here is what it looks like:

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BonjourBonsai

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I put a plastic mesh over the top of the soil. I cut it roughly to the shape of the pot, and a hole for the trunk, of course. It works!

Here is what it looks like:

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I did the same with aluminum screening and it worked too.

I've also found that top dressing with a layer of turface keeps the birds at bay.
 

actionflies

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Buy the mesh screen for windows and cut into any sizes you want. This is my only solution to keep them from digging since I was using organic fertilizer in tea bags and under the tea bags there were a lot of larvae. This season I'm going to try liquid fertilizer.
 

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I'm trying this one this year.
Not really a repellent, or well.. It repels the life out of them.
 

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