How To Protect Your Plants In Fall

Autumn hosts some of most gorgeous flowers and shrubs, so it is key to protect your plants from deer this season. Read on for the many ways you can shield both established plants and tender new growth which is especially delicious to deer.

How To Protect Your Plants In Fall

As autumn emerges, it is just as important to protect your plants from deer as it was in summer. A lapse in prevention means retraining deer to avoid your yard. Read on to find out how to keep your landscape off-limits.

Practice Garden Hygiene

An unkempt garden provides hiding spots for deer and invites diseases which weaken plantings. Preserve the health of your landscape and make it less tempting for deer to forage by following these easy steps:

*Bring tender plants inside

*Remove bird feeders

*Clean patios and decks

*Eliminate weeds and lightly mulch around plants

*Harvest produce and remove plant debris

*Fertilize the lawn

*Clean tools and store those not in use

*Prune plants specified for fall trimming

Coat Your Plants

Deer eat between six and ten pounds of food each day! And in fall, they turn their robust appetites to freshly planted shrubs, trees and bulbs. Coat new and established plantings with #1 eco-friendly Bobbex Deer Repellent. Bobbex sprays on clear, won’t wash off, and contains gentle ingredients proven to repel deer through smell and taste, such as clove oils, garlic, fish meal and more. And long-lasting Bobbex repellents are safe for people, pets, wildlife and aquatic life.

Bulbs can be coated with Bobbex as well. The aromatic barrier will mask their scent so bulbs can safely winter underground, free from burrowing deer and voles. Follow these steps for the Bobbex R bulb dip before planting your spring-flowering bulbs this fall.  

Provide Safe Cover

Once the landscape has been spruced up, and plants directly sprayed with Bobbex, consider covering some plantings. Plastic netting keeps hungry animals away, while preserving the view of your garden treasures.

Burlap is another handy garden aid, serving many purposes. Use some to cover shrubs and trees for freeze protection in colder climates. Create a “fence” around plants with wooden posts, wire, and burlap, which shields plants from windburn and foraging animals.

Other options for covering plants while allowing air and sun through include chicken wire, garden fabric and hoop houses.

Add Barriers And Obstacles

Create natural barriers around your home to thwart intruders, especially deer. Plant some varieties rarely damaged by deer to shield your most vulnerable garden plants – those deer crave.

Add some obstacles such as garden art to your yard. Plant on slopes which are difficult for deer to navigate. Move container plants to above-ground decks. Deer don’t like to climb, so they will be deterred.

Petal To Perimeter Protection

The best garden protection is multi-layered, and should extend from plant foliage to property lines. Follow the tips shared in this blog and add some of your own prevention methods. Be creative in your approach to preserving your garden and you might discover a new design or plant variety along the way!

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