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January 05, 2022 3 min read
There are tons of deer deterrent solutions you might consider when dealing with deer. But only a few achieve the best results because deer can be very intelligent which makes them challenging to deter from your property.
Deer damage is a horrible experience. As voracious eats, deer can decimate trees, fruits, shrubs and make short work of vegetable gardens. They are also known carriers of lyme disease and can transmit these diseases to people and pets. For these reasons, it’s highly important to invest in deer deterrent strategies that can protect your home and property.
Consider cultivating plants that deer don’t usually like around your property. You can also use these plants, flowers, and shrubs as a border around your property to keep them from deciding that you have an all-you-can-eat-buffet. Some such plants include Sweet box, Mahonia, Topal & grape holly, Japanese plum view, Ginkgo, Bayberry, False Cypress, Spruce, Pine, Figs, Russian Olive, Currants, Boxwood and lots more.
Consider using particular plants that can create borders around your property. For instance, boxwood and other thick hedges can create an opaque border or wall that stops deer from crossing through. Do keep in mind that you will have to maintain these hedges to ensure they remain full and continue to block the view to your property. Don’t forget that deer may also decide to feed on these hedges as well.
Avoid creating cozy spots in your yard, where visiting deer may decide to nest. To do this, ensure that you trim densely planted areas. Overall, eliminate all possible covers to discourage deer from hanging out on your property.
A strong, tall fence of about 8 feet is also an effective way to keep deer off your property. You can create that fence, from wood, electric fencing, wire fencing, and lots more. Also, ensure that your fencing does not have gaps taller or wider than six inches. You also need to keep your fence well maintained so that deer won’t find a vulnerable spot in your fencing.
Consider using tree wraps around young trees to keep deer from nibbling and rubbing against them. Wraps may not be attractive, but they are just as effective. However, you want to install these wraps in the fall just when deer begin marking their territories. You can also use deer netting on vulnerable plants such as bulbs, fruit trees, and berry bushes.
Deer repellent is an excellent way to keep deer out of your property. These repellents usually use scent or taste deterrents to make the deer so uncomfortable that they might stay off. However, you want to invest in a deer repellent that is long-lasting, effective, and made from non-toxic ingredients.
Nature’s MACE deer and rabbit repellent is an excellent choice made from all-natural non-toxic ingredients. With this deer repellent, you can treat ornamental gardens, trees, vines, shrubs, and flowers. Nature’s MACE formula is also water-resistant and can last up to one month after application. With Nature’s MACE, you can deter deer from your property without harm to you, your pets, or the environment.
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