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What It Means To See This Common Kitchen Item In Someone's Yard
Forking involves sticking plastic forks into lawns as a prank. It gained notoriety in 2004 when MTV aired high school students sticking over 30,000 forks into their school’s lawn.
Unfortunately, the prank poses environmental concerns, as plastic cutlery is challenging to recycle and one of the deadliest items for marine life, according to Ocean Conservancy.
Another explanation for forks in yards is to deter animals, especially cats, from entering gardens. Homeowners rely on the animals to mistake the forks for predators and stay away.
Gardeners looking for a greener option may find pinecones or wooden chopsticks to be an effective and eco-friendly plastic fork alternative for deterring animals.