Drive Away Deer

Drive Away Deer

Are deer eating your newly planted perennials, trees, and shrubs?  Keep reading to find out how to stop those pesky creatures!


THE FACTS

It is true, there are some plants available that are claimed to be deer resistant, resistant being the key word.  Nothing is deer proof.  If hungry enough, deer will eat anything, even if it is covered in thorns.  There are a few products available that can help make the plants more deer resistant.

WHAT TO DO

Using more than one deer deterrent is important.  We recommend to use a granular form and a spray form of repellent.  Also, don't just keep applying the same sprays week after week.  Eventually, deer become immune to that one spray, so it's good to have a couple products handy.

Liquid Fence Deer and Rabbit Repellent comes in a spray and granular form.  They are harmless to the plants, as well as the animals.  The ready to use mix should be sprayed on the plants and their perimeter during a dry period.  It should be sprayed 1 week later and then once a month after that.  In more deer populated areas, it should be applied once a week for 3 weeks and then once per month thereafter.  The granular form works well for plants up to 24 inches in height.  Apply evenly on and around flowers beds and ornamental gardens.  This should be reapplied every 3-4 weeks.

Deer fences are the best when it comes to deer resistance.  Deer fences come in many materials.  Just simply stake off where you don't want the deer and wrap the fencing around.

Just remember, nothing is deer proof, just deer resistant.

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