Keeping Deer Away from Your Yard
Spring comes and you are outside planting all those beautiful flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees to beautify your home. There’s nothing more aggravating than waking the next morning and finding half, if not all, those plants have been eaten by deer!
Deer Repellent Treatment
Deer are a common problem for many local homeowners. The adult deer consumes about six pounds of plant material daily and browse a wide range of plantings, ornamental gardens, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and fruit trees just to name just a few. Deer also carry ticks.
Winter Protection from Deer
Cold temperatures, snow, ice, high winds and salt can harm your shrubs and trees over the winter through desiccation or drying out. When the ground freezes, plant roots are unable to take up water from the soil, so they quickly begin to use up all the water stored in their leaves and stems. This is particularly damaging to evergreen trees and shrubs that don’t protect themselves by dropping their leaves in winter.
Anti-desiccants are products that can be applied to evergreen trees and shrubs to help hold in moisture through the winter. However, the biggest wintertime threat to shrubs, ornamentals and young trees are deer.