For many yards and gardens in Michigan, there is a gardener staring in disbelief: “Something has eaten or damaged my plants or lawn.”
It is important to know the names of the regular plant damagers and what their damage looks like. Then, a gardener can attempt to plan a logical defense. There is some perverse comfort in just knowing which furry or feathered creature inflicted damage. Let’s take a look at the usual suspects bringing springtime misery to some lawns or gardens.