A Trick to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden
Nevada City, California
April 23, 2016 10:34pm CST
I am an avid gardener, and I live in an area with a large deer population. I chose most of my plants with that in mind. However, deer will often sample even plants they don’t like. Over the years, I have found a few ways to discourage deer from feasting on my garden. Many people think that dogs will help with the deer problem, but my observation is that the deer don’t pay much attention to the dogs. Deer don’t like to walk on uneven surfaces, so one method that has worked for me is laying wire fencing down flat on the ground. Deer will avoid it if they can. The fencing is almost invisible from a distance. Small plants can grow up through the wire to disguise it even further. I had several bushes that did well for a while, and then they would be eaten down overnight by deer. Since I've been using this trick, the bushes have grown tall. Photo by the author
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• Marion, Kansas
24 Apr 16
I will keep that in mind. A local nature center has a method to protect young newly planted trees. They drill a hole through a bar of Irish Spring bar soap and tie it to the tree. That particular fragrance repels them.