Creative Gardener – Ways to keep deer from feasting on your garden

If parts of your garden or plants in your landscape are disappearing overnight, you may have a deer problem without even knowing it. Deer are most likely to feed during the early morning, dusk, and at night, so unless you’re outside, you’re unlikely to catch them in the act.

Your beautiful garden may be the ultimate deer buffet. That’s not to say you need to completely redo your garden, but you may need to take extra precautions to ensure that these plants make it through the year in one piece. A few plants that deer love are: Roses, Hydrangeas, Azaleas, Holly, Daisies, Hostas, Daylilies, Pansies, Yew, Rhododendrons, Tulips and Firs.

While it’s tempting to search out the perfect solution to deter deer, using a combination of methods is your best bet. You might also find that rotating methods is an effective strategy.

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