How to Protect Plants Deer Love
You can grow plants deer love – the ones you love also. There are some easy steps to make it difficult and distasteful for deer to munch your plants.
Do you long to grow daylilies, hostas, roses, yews and other plants deer love? Don’t let deer stop you from growing your favorites! There are easy ways to protect your gardens, so the beauty and scents of plants you love are yours to enjoy.
Protect Plants Deer Love With “Guard” Plants
One way to maintain healthy plants deer love is to establish some deer-resistant varieties around them. Deer are pickier eaters in summer since they have more options, so they may leave the garden after sampling undesirable plants. Some popular deer-resistant plants include bearded irises, boxwoods, butterfly bush, daffodils, lavender, peonies, sage and salvia.
Employ Landscape Strategies
Deer dislike climbing, so make your garden hard for them to navigate. Create a deer obstacle course with stacked wood, raised beds, and terraces. Potted plants should be kept on your deck rather than on the ground where deer will roam.
Plant “deer favorites” right next to your house. No matter how hungry they are, deer prefer not to get too close to people’s homes. This is especially true at this time of the year, when plants deer love are more abundant.
Practice Garden Hygiene
Keep your yard neat. If deer find hiding places in or near your yard, they’ll become comfortable and may linger. Keep small trees, bushes and lawns trimmed, and eradicate the weeds.
Deer love fruit from vines and trees. Rather than tempt the deer, harvest the fruits the moment they ripen and discard rotted ones. If you have an overabundance, share some fresh produce with friends or add it to your (protected) compost heap.
Add Bobbex To Your Line Of Defense
Deer have a keen sense of smell. If something smells unappealing, they’ll avoid it. To the human nose, Bobbex Deer Repellent will stop having a smell after 24 hours, but will continue to work its taste and smell aversion on deer for weeks. It won’t wash off and is 100% safe for people and pets.
Don’t Let Deer Stop You in Your Tracks
When it comes to beautiful landscapes, deer and gardeners often have the same good taste… though in different ways. Plants you love to raise may also be plants deer love to eat. Luckily, you can keep the deer at bay when you follow a few simple practices, some of which may also add further character to your garden.