Ah, Springtime in the garden… from Wordworth’s dancing daffodils to Chaucer’s “grene and lusty May,” it’s all good — except for the harsh reality of garden pests.
Slimey Slugs and Snails, oh my!
Slugs and snails crawl into the garden at night, and leave their sticky slime all over whatever tiny bits of tender lettuce greens and flower petals they might not chew to a ragged edge or leave with great gaping holes…
Stray cats take one look at that freshly turned, sweet, friable soil in your flower beds and say to themselves, “hey! check out the giant litter box!”
Squirrels? — please, don’t even get me started!
When all you want to do is lie in a gentle hammock and rest from your labours, watching the lovely songbirds come round for a gourmet meal — that’s when some greedy fat-tailed squirrel comes along to dangle upside down from the bird feeder, scooping out great fistfuls of expensive bird seed onto the ground as he stuffs his little rodent cheeks — guaranteed to scare away that rare shy Eastern Purple Whositbird that you’ve been dying to photograph since childhood…
Sound familiar, any of that?
Hang onto your sun-hat, then, Nelly — I’ve got the contest for you!
Garden Giveaway Contest
Here are the fabulous prizes —
SlugsAway electronic slug and snail fence
Keep slugs and snails out of your garden without using chemicals. Safe for children and pets, it can protect your garden all season on a single nine-volt battery.
CatStop automatic outdoor cat deterrent
Keep cats out of your garden, safely and efficiently. A motion-activated burst of ultrasonic sound startles cats, and teaches them to stay away.
SquirrelStop automatic spinning squirrel deterrent
Keep your bird feeder safe from squirrels. When a squirrel climbs on to the feeder, it triggers the SquirrelStop motor and makes the feeder spin! (Ha! Let’s see you try to stay on that amusement park ride, little seed-stealing rodent!) Works with any hanging feeder weighing up to 10 lbs.
Contech Electronics, based in British Columbia, Canada, is our gracious sponsor. They develop, manufacture and distribute a whole range of innovative technology for pets and gardens, including these three prizes.
Enter for your chance to win!
Read the contest rules here for your shot at 3 great prizes: there are 3 ways to enter. Residents of Canada and USA only for this one, please… and the deadline to enter is Saturday, 31 May 2008, at 11:59 pm (Eastern).