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Rid Deer From Gardens

Jennifer Smith

Posted on April 25 2018

The #1 complaint made by gardeners is that deer devour their flowerbeds and eat organic crops. To rid deer from gardens, we suggest the following methods for deer control:

1. Build a Deer Fence

Deer fencing is the most effective means for deer management and reduces the risk of Lyme Disease by 97 percent. When we allow deer onto properties, we are allowing them to drop deer ticks on our grass, thus putting our family members and pets at risk of a tick bite. 

By building yard fence that is 7.5-8' feet high, homeowners will see a dramatic reduction in deer presence and damage. 

2. Plant Flowers For Deer Resistance

Like us, whitetails can be picky eaters; and they will turn their noses away from certain plants. For deer resistance, plant these flowers and herbs:

  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Marigolds
  • Rosemary
  • Daffodils
  • Aster

Deer also hate eating hot pepper and garlic. Plant these deer-resistant flowers; and say goodbye to deer damage. 

3. Apply Deer Repellents and Tick Sprays

Spray the yard with deer repellents containing pepper and garlic as well as tick sprays. The repellents to rid deer will only last for 30 days and will need to be re-applied after sun exposure, heavy rain and snow. The tick sprays will halt ticks from moving forward on landscapes; although this is not a guaranteed method for tick prevention. These deer management methods can be used as a secondary or third barrier; but they are not as effective as deer fencing.