How to keep deer out of your garden?
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”-Audrey Hepburn
Our garden is a beautiful escape a world of our own design and composition. We have the power to nourish new life and beauty until one day when part of your garden disappeared.
How to keep deer out of your garden?
Deer have only two things on their mind – survival and reproduction!
A single adult deer consumes 6 -10 pounds of green stuff every day.Deer can destroy a vegetable plot, flowers leaving us helpless.They are creatures of habit.
Deer are most likely to risk dining in your garden during early spring. They love tender plant parts that are succulent with water or new growth-shoots, tender leaves, buds.
The first rule is to avoid plants that deer seek out. (tulips are a favorite deer snack).You have to deploy daffodils! Deer don’t like daffodils!
Here are some Tips how to keep deer out of your garden?
Make sure deer find the entrance to your garden unattractive. You can plant deer repelling plants here.
A combination of strongly aromatic plants mixed throughout the landscape jams the deer’s radar!
Foul Smells -deer have a very sensitive sense of smell and rely on it. (They also have to be applied regularly and again after rain to keep repellent scent effective.)
one very effective way to make your garden less appealing to deer is to install a fence that slants outward away from the garden.
(Ivory or Irish Spring) scented soaps repel deer. Drill a small hole just large enough for a cord to pass through then tie with string and hang about the yard high off the ground or place unwrapped soap in old nylon stockings.
One problem? The same soap fats that repel deer can attract rodents, but good news hot pepper mix will repel both!
proves to be an effective deterrent against wild deer.Stuff hair into cheesecloth bags and place the hair bags 3 feet apart, or hang bags about 3 feet off the ground.
Heavily scented herbs, such as lavender, Russian sage, yarrow, thyme,mint, tarragon, dill, oregano, and chives often prove intolerable to deer.
GARLIC and ROTTEN EGGS
are highly repellent to deer and other garden pests. Eggs solids, are the most popular and safest of ingredients in deer repellents. (Mix one egg per cup of water and leave the slurry to ferment for several days before applying to plants. Add a clove of garlic to the mix and a dash of chili pepper or Tabasco sauce.) This scent rank among the most repellent odor out there.
HOT PEPPER SPRAY
(1 gallon water, 4 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon oil). Homemade pepper spray require regular application after rainfall.
Ammonia has a strong odor, but it makes a great deer repellent.(Protect your eyes and skin with rubber gloves) soak rags in ammonia and tie the strips to stakes driven into the ground. Just remember- the smell dissipates quickly.
The stronger the fragrance-the better! (The strips quickly become water logged after a rain -and must be replaced.
Puree fish parts in blender (diluted with two parts water for each part fish) -you can strain through cheesecloth and spray on plants. The fish smell should keep dear too far from a plant. This is also great organic fertilizer.
Tip: Wash your blender with lemon juice.
The fresh markings of such natural predators as, coyote, bobcat, bears, cougars or wolves constitute an undeniable warning that deer instinctively heed.Be sure to secure a source of fresh urine. Do not apply predator urine directly to plants, place it nearby.
-on a string! Tie tin cans in bunches and hang these clattering wind chimes about the garden. They do fend off deer, for a while, but as the season wears on, the deer will get used of deterrents!
(One of the most promising tactics to try) yes,fishing line because to a deer a surprise touch offers a glimpse of certain death. String the line at a height of from two to three feet. The deer walk into it, can’t see it – and withdraw to safer territory! Do not trip over something you put up.
can help, set off by timers, or linked to motion detectors!
placing a small radio in a plastic bag and hanging from the tree will stop deer from coming to your garden.
Source: Book of Garden Secretes by Dr Myles Bader