Introduction: The Critter Gitter
This may work and it may need tweaking either way it's my theory on how to scare critters from your garden or flowerbeds
You Will need
Scrap wood 1/4" thick
1/4" Dowel rod
2" x 2" x 3' board
An outdoor wood glue
1 flat washer with a 1/4" center hole
1 fender washer with a 1/8" center hole
a small 1/2" drywall screw
Step 1: Fine Points
The hole in the center should be slightly larger than the 1/4" dowel rod but not to big or instead of spinning the flower will wobble .
Space out your pedals evenly or your flower will be to heavy on one side and not spin in the wind .
Use a very good grade of wood glue made for outside exposure .
Spread your glue on your pedals thinly and evenly as to not weigh down one more than the other.
Center drill your 1/4" dowel rod before inserting the screw or it will split the dowel rod and spread the rod and keep the flower from spinning .
Sharpen your 3' 2x2 at the bottom so it's easier to put into the ground .
Push your plastic tab block 1/8" into the back of the flower blades so that the blade spins freely in a light breeze and more might hinder it's movement
( If my Theory is correct reflection and noise with movement will scare off any pests that might bother your garden for an extra aside hang a small bag from the center of the 2x2 with a small bare of soap in it to keep away deer and other critters who scatter at smell instead of movement )
We have a be nice policy.
Please be positive and constructive.