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5 Ways to Garden with Aluminum Foil


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Foiling the Birds
Tying strips of aluminum foil to your fruit-bearing trees can help deter the birds from scavenging the fruit before you get a chance to enjoy it.
Tying strips of aluminum foil to your fruit-bearing trees can help deter the birds from scavenging the fruit before you get a chance to enjoy it.
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A fruit-bearing tree is a delectable addition to any garden. Every season you're guaranteed fresh, ripe fruit right from the source. Unless, of course, others get to it before you do. Birds are known pillagers of fleshy tree fruit, and they show no mercy for your taste buds.

Protect your fruit trees with fishing line tied with twisted strips of aluminum foil. The light reflected from the foil wards off the birds, as does the sound of the foil moving in the wind.


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