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Deer Eating Your Landscaping & Garden? Here's An EASY DIY Solution!

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The only thing that will 100% stop deer from munching on your landscape or in your garden is a fence but this DIY DEER JUICE SPRAY is an EASY and INEXPENSIVE way to take care of an annoying problem!
  • deers eating your landscaping garden here s an easy diy solution, gardening, pest control
Even if a plant is labeled “deer resistant” they’ll eat it if they are hungry enough. This past winter was a harsh one and my shrubs took a big hit. Our property covers about 5 acres — most of it wooded — but they’d prefer to munch on the day lilies, hostas, boxwood, and holly — landscape plants on the outside of the garden zone.
Besides destroying expensive landscape plantings, deer are a hazard to motorists causing in excess of 500,000 auto accidents annually. And, worst of all, they carry ticks that spread Lyme disease which can be devastating to humans.
If I had a nickel for every new suggestion I tried or contraption I bought to fight Bambi and her friends, I’d be a rich man. Dryer sheets, Irish Spring soap, motion sensitive floodlights and sprinklers, human hair, coyote urine — the list goes on and on.
Here's what you need (the recipe link is at the bottom of the post!): Fels-Naptha soap, eggs, scallions, garlic, cayenne pepper, and chili powder.
  • deers eating your landscaping garden here s an easy diy solution, gardening, pest control
To speed up the process, I grind up the garlic and scallions in a food processor.
  • deers eating your landscaping garden here s an easy diy solution, gardening, pest control
You don’t have to do this but I have found it makes the juice a little more potent.
  • deers eating your landscaping garden here s an easy diy solution, gardening, pest control
Tie all the ingredients up in cheese cloth....
  • deers eating your landscaping garden here s an easy diy solution, gardening, pest control
Fill a 5-gallon bucket with hot water and...
  • deers eating your landscaping garden here s an easy diy solution, gardening, pest control
...drop the package in. Don't forget to crack the eggs!
  • deers eating your landscaping garden here s an easy diy solution, gardening, pest control
DIY Deer Juice Garden Spray is a double punch for deer:
1. Deer rely heavily on their sense of smell for feeding, so the strong scented scallions and garlic, as well as the fragrant soap, works as the first line of defense.
2. The cayenne and chili powders should deter them if they decide to munch.
  • deers eating your landscaping garden here s an easy diy solution, gardening, pest control
So, there you do! DIY Organic Deer Juice Spray!
Here's a few tips from my personal experience using this over the years:
Tips:
*To speed up the process, I grind up the garlic and scallions in a food processor. You don’t have to do this but I have found it makes the juice a little more potent.
*Use a box grater or the shredder attachment on your food processor to grate the soap.
*Discount stores usually have very inexpensive spices like the cayenne and chili powder used in this recipe
Thanks for letting me share! The recipe is at the link below!

To see more: http://www.greenthumbwhiteapron.com/diy-deer-juice-garden-spray/

  • Angela Bahling
    Angela Bahling Westfield, IN
    on Jun 1, 2017

    Instead of taking all the time to buy/prepare/spray the ingredients, why not go to your local big box store and purchase an organic animal repellent? This is what I use and it works fabulously.

    • Earthman
      Earthman Pearl River, NY
      on Jun 12, 2017

      Hi Angela, i followed your link but the product does not mention it works with deer. They are the problem for our property.

  • Rita
    Rita Troy, MI
    on Jun 1, 2017

    does it work on feral cats

    • Landsharkinnc
      Landsharkinnc College Station, TX
      on Jul 28, 2017

      Plastic pigeon excluders work well for cats, and rabbits. They are sharp plastic spines on a strip that is designed to go on eaves,/rafters to deter birds roosting/nesting. The mammals don't like walking on them

  • Cathy
    Cathy Paxton, NE
    on Jun 2, 2017

    I have also used Irish Spring soap, I grind it up and scatter around my plants. Don't scatter it no the plants it burns them. But it will keep the deer away. I see one person ask about turkeys, I have never found anything to keep the turkeys away. We had to put fences around all my flower beds.

  • Angela Bahling
    Angela Bahling Westfield, IN
    on Jun 12, 2017

    Oh, so sorry it won't work for you, Earthman! I use it for rabbits and didn't realize it wouldn't work for deer.

  • Jmoss30663
    Jmoss30663
    on Jul 27, 2017

    It works pretty good with just eggs and water. I mix it in blender then strain it thru cheese cloth into a spray bottle and let it sit in the sun. It really stinks but the smell goes away.

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