Controlling deer damage is a common wish for many homeowners. How is is possible to have an enjoyable landscape with deer continually stopping in to eat?
It is possible to encourage deer to move onto greener pastures. Starting with plants that they don't enjoy eating is first. We've heard the term 'deer resistant plants'. However, deer will and do eat absolutely anything if they cannot get food from their normal sources. But, there are steps you as a homeowner can take to protect your landscape from deer.
- Use landscape plants that don't attract deer
- Protect younger trees and shrubs with tree tubes
- Install fencing (standard fencing,deer fencing, evergreen and privacy hedges)
- Strategically place scarecrows, windchimes, lawn ornaments with movable parts, lights, etc.
- Include an assortment of fragrant plants such as perennials and shrubs (lavender, rosemary, thyme, russian sage, allium, etc)
- Use deer repellents throughout the year (our deer repellent products are organic and safe for people and pets)
10 Plants for Your Landscape That Deer Don't Give a Second Look:
- Sky Rocket Junipers
- Green Giant Arborvitae
- Crytomeria yoshino (Japanese cedar)
- Butterfly Bushes
- Alleghany Leatherleaf Viburnum
- Little Bluestem Grass
- Helleborus or Lenten Rose
- Russian Sage
- Lavender Plants
The goal with encouraging deer to move onto other areas is consistency. Plant repelling plants, protecting plants, add deer annoying ornaments to the landscape and use deer repellents.