I planted some seed out here a couple of weeks ago and all the birds ate it so all my hard work was gone. So I thought of this excellent idea to basically scare the birds off. If you look put some topsoil on today and if I leave it like this, the birds will annihilate it within the next day or two so I’m gonna show you exactly what to do to keep the birds off your lawn.
It’s very simple, this is all you need: simple coat hanger, scissors, needle, nose pliers. They don’t have to be the bank kind that could be the straight kind and something that you can cut the hang out with like these all you got to do: straighten out the hanger.
You can make three of these devices out of one hanger and the last and most encrypt, the most crucial item that I failed to mention, which I’m sure you have some packed away right now and you’ll start sitting in the stories in the time since October is tinsel.
What you do is you straighten the hanger out and you cut it. It’s basically three equal pieces. What you do is you just take two needle nose pliers, you just bend a little loop. You kind of have to make it a little bit of a tight loop and the reason is because we take a tensile, you want to cut a piece that’s shorter than the piece of hammer so it doesn’t drag on the ground.
That’s enough because the birds do not like the reflectiveness of this tinsel. You take the spine of the tinsel, stick it through the loop that you just made and if you pull it through and it’s not tight enough, you just squeeze the loop a little bit with your pliers and this is all. You can make as many or as few as you need.
If you put one like every five or six feet it’ll be plenty to keep the birds away so we’ll go back outside. I made about seven or eight of these devices and super easy it took me no more than ten minutes and I’m done. I’ve already placed some in the ground so take a look over here.
We have a very late breeze today. It’s only about 4 or 5 miles per hour but it’s just enough to catch some Sun way reflectiveness of these tinsel posts. I mean it’s a lot better than these guys who are stringing CDs along their lawn and putting the strings and screens all over their yard.
I could take this up in about 2 or 3 days right after the seed germinates. It’s a done deal and the birds won’t be that ready to see as well to germinate, so there you go about 10 minutes it’s gonna save all of your hard work and your lawn will be looking perfect.
Here is a video about protecting seeds and increasing germination rates using shade-cloth: