There is nothing worse than waking up one morning to find the landscaping you’ve spent so much time perfecting has been decimated overnight. If you share your yard with deer this may have happened to you more than once. Deer eat between 8 – 9 pounds of food per day. This is a hefty amount of leaves, flowers, buds and bark. In the neverending quest to fill their bellies, deer will not hesitate to venture into yards and gardens. The savvy gardener will look for ways to keep deer away from landscaping.
Physical Barriers are often used to keep deer away. This can include perimeter fencing, and fencing placed around individual landscape elements.
Perimeter fencing is very effective; however, experts recommend the fencing be at least 8 feet tall. Alternatively, you can invest in electrified fencing. According to manufacturers the electric current does not harm the animal. It provides a shock strong enough to encourage the deer to stay far away from the fence and your landscaping.
Individual barriers are effective, too. You can use burlap around tree trunks, specially made tree wraps and wire mesh, or netting. Each of these techniques are very much site specific and may not work for all land owners.
Bio-engineering is the process of using natural elements to effect change. In this case, landscapes can be designed to deter deer by focusing on varieties of flora that deer do not find attractive. This strategy will work if you are working with a new property or planning for a new section of landscape. The following are a sampling of plants known for commonly being left untouched by visiting deer:
- American Holly
- Butter & Eggs
- Butterfly Bush
- Fountain Grass
- Garden Sage
- Katsura Tree
- Red Pine
- River Birch
Repellents are also a very effective way to keep deer away from your landscaping. There are many different repellents available including liquids and powders, chemical based and natural based. When it comes to your home, choosing a product that is safe and effective should be at the top of your list, and Shake Away Deer Repellent Packs fit that description perfectly.
Shake Away Deer Repellent Packs are made from an all-natural, 100% organic process that utilizes the scent of coyote urine. These easy to install packs work by tricking the deer into believing that a coyote is near. By capitalizing on the animal’s instinctive fear of their natural predator, Shake Away Deer Repellent Packs safely and effectively keep deer away from your landscaping.