A Turkey on the dining room table for the Holidays is something to be thankful for. And, if you are lucky enough to live on a large acreage, the evidence of their existence may not be that noticeable. If you are situated on a couple of acres nearer to civilization, they can become quite a nuisance. It doesn't take long for the few to become the plenty!
They seem to be plentiful around the Omaha area, especially in the fall and winter months. They will be attracted to your fruit and nut trees and sometimes do some damage to your landscaping with all of their scratching. As we approach spring, their scratching can become more than just a nuisance. They can destroy your carefully place seedling beds. Finding a way to protect the beds while enabling the plants to grow can be a challenge.
Some things you may want to consider are putting fence fabric over your beds and landscaping that you wish to protect. Since it comes in earth tones like green and black it can pretty much blend into your existing areas without being too noticeable and the larger openings in the fencing can allow the plants to push on through, unlike bird netting or other smaller materials. During the actual growing season, you may want a few predator statues strategically places around your acreage to further deter the turkeys. Just be sure to occasionally move the statues around before they get wise to your ways and have their way with your garden bed!
Until Next Time...