Deer prevention strategy
The ultimate deer prevention strategy
These critters are highly resilient and adaptable, and will often find ways to go around your deterrents if you don’t stop them from entering in the first place.
That said, the best deer prevention strategy combines different methods. Here we talk about the most effective techniques you can put together to protect your garden or yard from deer. Read product review…
1. Plant deer-resistant plants
You can cultivate deer-resistant plants at the edge of your property and as a protective ring around less-preferred species. Fortunately, you can find all segments of plants, including herbs, flowers, and vegetables, that deer rarely damage.
2. Modified habitat
It is also possible to control deer damage by habitat modification, but this technique only works in small areas. To do this, here are some tips:
- Cultivate less favored plants closer to your home and plants that are more resistant closer to wooded cover
- Add lure crops that can become artificial food sources away from your property
- Harvest crops as early as possible to make them inaccessible to deer
3. Consider homemade repellents
Consider mixing 20 percent whole eggs with 80 percent water to create a repellent that would keep deer away from your plants. Another home remedy that works is mixing hot sauce or Tabasco sauce with water and applying it over your plants. Coyote urine is also effective, but you should never use it on edible plants. Do realize you might need to re-apply every few days to maintain deterrence. Other home remedies like soap and hair bags don’t work quite well and may not work at all in places with higher deer populations.
4. Add levels to your garden.
Deer don’t enjoy climbing up or down. So you can make your yard challenging to navigate by adding stacked chopped wood, terraces, and sunken beds. Also, keep potted plants on the deck or porch, stopping them from climbing stairs to reach them.
5. Netting and tubing
Young trees and vulnerable plants may benefit from tubing barriers. These barriers will go around the tree and stop deer from having access. You can choose tubes of Vexar netting since the material would degrade in sunlight and break down within 3 to 5 years. Alternatively, you can use paper or Reemay budcaps to create a protective cylinder around the bud and terminal leader.
6. Frightening devices
You can also add devices that would startle deer and stop them from entering your property. A guard dog is a great choice. Other options include gas exploders, bioacoustic frightening devices, motion-activated sprinklers, etc.
Fencing is a great control measure against deer, but can be expensive. There are also multiple options and materials, including electric fences, wooden fences, invisible mesh barriers, permanent woven wire fences, single wire electric fences baited with peanut butter, slanting deer fences, and more. No matter the option, you need a wall at least 8 feet (2.44 m) tall.
8. Use commercial deer repellents
Deer repellents like Nature’s Mace combine the powers of scent and taste to keep deer away. You can treat your young trees, vegetable patches, shrubs, bulbs, and more with Nature’s Mace Deer repellent for easy deterrence against deer.
There is no one effective deer prevention technique to protect your garden. You need to implement multiple strategies to keep deer out. Nature’s Mace plant-powered solution gives you a robust first-line defense against deer. With Nature’s Mace, you can make your landscape unappealing and uncomfortable to keep deer from transforming it into an all-you-can-eat buffet. Product Review…