How do I stop deer coming to my garden ?

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deer are coming onto my property and eating all shrubbery

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  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Sep 29, 2018

    6' fence --- or a product called 'DEER SCRAM'' ... but deer have an 'adaptive' behaviour/sense of smell and will 'get used to' what every your use --- motion activated lights/water spray/scents, etc. --- you need to research 'deer resistant' plants ....

  • Joy Elizabeth Joy Elizabeth on Sep 29, 2018

    Some things I have heard to try are used kitty litter, irish spring soap, store bought deer repellant, shiny objects.


    I also heard that a fishing line "invisible fence" around the garden about a foot off the ground startles them when their legs brush it and deters them. I want to try that for my vegetable garden!

  • Oliva Oliva on Sep 29, 2018

    Liquid Fence Deer repellent concentrate works well. Shake very well before and after mixing with water, and while liberally applying to top and bottom sides of leaves of plants and trees. Also spray perimeter areas to keep deer and rabbits away. It smells of putrescent eggs and garlic for the fiirst hour or so, then dissipates (to humans, not to deer). Reapply every 2 weeks for first month or two, then once a month, thereafter.

    Deer love new, young growth, so spray these areas to the point of run off. Spray in the evening, after sundown. It can be applied within 1 hour of rain. If you receive exceptionally heavy rains, reapply.

  • Diana Moos Diana Moos on Sep 29, 2018

    Try bird wrap netting, deer proof plants don’t always work as the deer will “taste” a whole row of daffodils.

  • Catherine Smith Catherine Smith on Sep 30, 2018

    Also spreading human or animal urine around the outside of your garden will deter them for quite awhile.

    • Roman Roman on Sep 30, 2018

      I think I might have solved my problem.....I set up a couple of scare crows in my garden......for two nights...NO DEER...Keeping my fingers crossed...Thanks for your suggestions...will use yours as a follow up if mine does not work.

  • Linda Rexrode Linda Rexrode on Oct 01, 2018

    We have used Irish Spring bar soap! Slice the soap into shards with a knife! We scattered the shard of soap around a variety of bushes that seemed to be a favorite food source! Works for us!

    The soap will dissolve over time and will need to be reapplied!

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