Asked on May 2, 2017

Does anyone have a good way to keep deer out of their gardens?



We live close to two creeks, and the deer use them as their walking trails! I have resigned to only plant flowers and shrubs that the deer don't like, but I would love some variety from time to time!
5 answers
  • Angela
    on May 2, 2017

    Deer don't like the smell of Irish Spring. Grate a bar or two (or so) and spread it generously around your garden.
  • Godleymama
    on May 3, 2017

    Next time you get a haircut, save the clippings or ask your stylist if you can have a bag of hair. Sprinkle this around and they should stay away.
  • Joa22028464
    on May 3, 2017

    We tried the hair but the deer in our area are so tame from people feeding them that it didn't work . We tried Irish Spring soap and no more deer! As the first comment states, simply grate the soap and sprinkle around any areas where you want to keep out the deer. I keep some of the grated soap in my freezer so that we always have it on hand.
  • Crystal
    on May 3, 2017

    deer repelant any garden store has it
    • NamaStay Design
      on May 3, 2017

      There's a product called 'Not Tonight Deer.' I've heard it recommended. I remember it because it has a witty name.
  • Barbara
    on May 3, 2017

    We strung up some black mesh on the trees around the lot, and spray a lot of deep repellent and it has really really helped. We also bring home deer resistant plants and leave them out for the deer for a week or so before planting, as we haven't enclosed the entire yard.
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