Jason D – New Hampshire

This year I have been using Dr. Earth fruit tree fertilizer on my trees. They are mulched, and I have been raking back the mulch, spreading the fertilizer, scratching it in to the soil, watering and putting the mulch back. Over the next night or two we have been getting a skunk (verified on camera) digging around in the mulch over the next night or two.

Have you had others with this experience? Do you know of a way to deter them from digging for the first few days? (I am assuming the smell of the fertilizer attracts them and the smell wears off)?

Jason D – New Hampshire

Animals can be drawn to our fertilizer as there is a fish aroma. The best way to combat this is to water it in a little more. Drench it even. Even if it is a little too much water for the plant/tree. It will recover in a few days max.