How To Deer Proof Your Garden. Tips From Your Indian Trail Pet Sitter

How to deer proof your garden

How To Deer Proof Your Garden

Having a deer in your garden can be devastating as they tend to eat plants indiscriminately while trampling on others. Hence, the need to keep the deer out of the garden is a priority to many gardeners, who often invest a lot of time, energy and money in a variety in different ways to keep the deer out. A number of myths abound in the gardening community on what can be used to help with keeping the deer out, and for the new gardeners who struggle with deer; it can be a very frustrating experience.
The only way to keep deer out of your garden is to build a very high fence. At least a deer fence should be as high as 10 feet tall. Though, deer have been known to jump fences as high as this point. A variety of materials can be used to make a deer fence, to blend well with the building and the surrounding area. Establishing a cover to keep out deer can also be helpful, although this requires several years of commitment.
If a fence does not come as an option for you, you can take several steps to keep the garden less attractive to deer, with the intention of keeping them out. Planting a dense garden is a great way to keeping out the deer since they do not like confined spaces. In addition to maintaining a dense garden, make sure the paths between them is twisted and turned, and that a clear vision is interrupted by trees and garden features.
Planting deer-resistant plants, especially around the edges of a garden can also help with keeping deer out. All these plants tend to be unattractive to them, but this is not a guarantee as deer will eat anything when hungry. Try planting some of these deer resistant plants such as snapdragon, salvia, petunias, marigold, begonias, columbine, lavender, foxglove, daffodils, bee balm, hyacinths, holly, daisies, butterfly bush, tiger lilies, wisteria, iris, juniper, yarrow and black broom.
Lastly, some gardeners use solutions made up of garlic, cayenne pepper, soap, egg or urine with water to spray round the garden. Deer find this type of solution distasteful and can avoid areas or plants sprayed with them. However, deer from different regions respond differently to different situations, so it may require some experimentation in order to get the best result. You can also try commercial deer repellent that are available in the market; gardeners have had different success rates with them. 

Deer proofing your garden




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