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Keeping deer away from plants

Q:   I moved to an area that has deer. What plants should I avoid planting in my landscape?

A: Deer like plants in the rose family (e.g., roses and India hawthorn). Hibiscus and burfordi holly are also favored by deer. Most tender seasonal annuals will be eaten by deer as well.

 Q: Lately the deer have been coming out of the woods and chewing plants in my landscape. Is there any way to repel them?

A: There are some chemical repellents that can be applied to the area to discourage them. An electric pet fence can be put along the greenbelt where they enter the yard. Lights, scented soap ana human hair are other controls but offer little affect

 

 

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