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Deer Be Gone

While deer are pretty cool creatures, they can be a real pest when it comes to our gardens and yard.

You can definitely find a variety of products to purchase that promise to keep the deer away, but there are many products that you already have in your home or can easily grab while you are out shopping. The suggestions listed below are an excellent option to try first and perfect for those of you that wish to avoid any chemical use!

  • Irish Spring Soap

  • Bloodmeal

  • Handful of hair clippings

  • Coffee Grounds

  • Chilli Powder

  • Homemade deer repellent sprays (wash any fruits/ veggies really well before eating once sprayed)

    • Egg Spray

    • Red Hot Chilli pepper Spray

Less natural and a bit more pricey options include installing outdoor lights to the area or building a deer fence. You could also grow deer repelling plants such as foxgloves, yarrow, olive, onion, horseradish, french marigold, yucca, and asparagus. It is also important to know what may be attracting deer to the area. However, you can bet the following plants will bring them running to the area!

  • Hosta

  • Daylilies

  • Roses

  • Chrysanthemums

  • Strawberries and apples

  • Berries

  • Hyacinths

  • Pansies and violas

  • Yews

  • Peas

  • Tulips

  • Azaleas

If the remedies suggested above don’t work, we highly recommend Liquid Fence Animal Repellent. It does exactly what their website claims, “Hit them in the nose, and they won’t come back.” Liquid Fence comes in both liquid (ready to use and concentrated) and granular, all of which works to stop deer from causing damage. Unlike other brands, Liquid Fence works on scent - animals don’t need to eat anything! As a result, the product does not need to be rotated with any other repellent options. Additionally, it is known to be harmless to plants and animals when used correctly and rain resistant. You also only have to apple this once a year and it will repel deer and rabbits from landscaped ornamental gardens, flowers, shrubs, trees, and vines. For more info checkout their website!

Mention this blog post at checkout and receive $5 off your purchase of any liquid fence product in our garden center.

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