A garden is a small investment that costs money and time. You can devote all the tender loving care it takes to give your garden the best chance to thrive but sometimes pests are determined to share their input whether it’s digging up the garden or making it a meal.
A scarecrow is the guard of the garden, and is sometimes put within its core to frighten pests away. It isn’t long, though, before the pests figure out that the scarecrow isn’t a threat, and they carry on as normal. Despite the absence of a scarecrow, pinwheels occasionally take the stage as the protector. They are placed at intermittent prime spots where activity is bound to spark. Alas, pests can turn wise, and an invasion begins.
While the scarecrow and pinwheels may not work well alone, together they might become a force. A scarecrow leers tall with the properties of human characteristics. But the lack of movement makes a scarecrow non-believable as an immediate threat. Adorn your scarecrow with pinwheels to make it come alive.
You don’t have to stick pinwheels all over the scarecrow. Place a pinwheel in each hand of the scarecrow. This gives the scarecrow a more realistic impression since people use their hands to wave things away. A scarecrow holding pinwheels may cause pests to think before they enter your garden. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to place pinwheels at ground level or at head level to deter approaching pests.
For example, you might stick a pinwheel through the hat of your scarecrow for height or stick a pinwheel through each shoe of the scarecrow for ground attraction. Pinwheels offer another feature, stakes, if they are used in the above examples. The pinwheel may help to hold the hat on the scarecrows head when the winds start to whistle. Likewise, the pinwheels may help to keep the shoes from getting knocked about. It depends on how far the pinwheel is stuck into the clothing as well as how strong the winds are bellowing. Using more than one pinwheel to hold an article of clothing down may make the difference.
Place the scarecrow and the pinwheels where they will be seen. Imagine how you would feel if you were walking through the garden and suddenly encountered movement. Besides the distraction of seeing something move when you weren’t expecting it there would also be the initial threat of a being holding what is moving. If fear isn’t driving you away you might return for closer inspection to find that it is a scarecrow.