New homeowners and those new to this area are often delighted to see deer along roadsides or in their yards. That is, until they see the unsightly and oftentimes irreversible damage the deer can do to their trees and plantings. There are many ways to deter deer from using your precious plants as their personal buffet. While the internet is full of home remedies and other old-wives-tale solutions, there are several things you can do to help keep the deer, and the destruction they cause, at bay. As always, contact your landscape consultant to find the best options for your needs. –Shayne
Most damage from deer occurs between the months of October and February when food is scarce. They love to browse through our garden beds looking for tasty things to eat, and they will eat almost anything! In the early fall they will invade vegetable gardens looking for unclaimed food, garden beds for flowers still in bloom, and the entirety of your property for almost anything else.
“Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves.
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”.