How To Keep Kangaroos Out Of Your Garden

How To Keep Kangaroos Out Of Your Garden

If you have ever lived a bit off the beaten track and tried to grow your beautiful home garden, you probably understand the struggle to keep kangaroos out of your garden.

Our Thoughts On Popular Home Remedies To Keep Kangaroos Out Of Your Garden

Throughout the years there have been so many different solutions that we have heard people swear by when it comes to keeping kangaroos out of their gardens. While some of the methods that we have heard might have done the trick for the people advocating them, the truth is that when it comes to keeping kangaroos off your property there is no magic trick or one size fits all to get the job done. However, we still want to fill you in on the most popular strategies we know of.


Putting up large fences around your property is a known way that people across Australia tried to curb the number of kangaroos that hop on their property. The Queensland Government even recommends putting up 1.5 metre-tall fences with a gate as a way to deter kangaroos from entering. However, the reason why we aren’t convinced this will work is that kangaroos can jump up to two metres!


Kangaroos love to spend their time on a nice lawn. They provide a great place for them to relax and graze throughout the day. If you keep your lawn cut short, it will reduce the appeal the lawn has to kangaroos.

Unpalatable plants

One of the biggest reasons why kangaroos will be drawn to your yard is to eat your flowers and plants. The tastier a kangaroo finds your foliage, the more likely they are to come back. If you plant flowers that kangaroos typically don’t enjoy, it will reduce the likelihood of them entering your property.

Some plants that are known to be less palatable to kangaroos include but are not limited to:

  •       Grevillea
  •       Purple Beaufortia
  •       Callistemon
  •       Chamelaucium waxflower
  •       Hibbertia
  •       Emu bush
  •       Kangaroo paw
  •       Esperance tea tree


Guard your plants

Since kangaroos are attracted to gardens due to the easier access to vegetation and food, one method you could implement is protecting your plants. Using stakes and chicken wire to keep your plants safe from kangaroos might be the fix you are looking for.

Uninhabitable area

Creating an outside that is not appealing to the kangaroo’s habitat of choice is another strategy people have used in the past. By increasing the number of low-level scrubs and adding screening plants throughout your yard, you reduce the total area that kangaroos can use to travel with ease. Kangaroos also love some shade, so by reducing the amount of shade available to them by trimming your trees or planting trees without big canopies, you will reduce the chance of them entering your property.


Some people think that the trick to keeping kangaroos out of your yard is by getting a dog. While this may work for some, you increase the likelihood of a fight between the kangaroos and your pet, which is an awful outcome for everyone, and you should always make sure your yard is dog friendly.


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