Deer can be such a sight to see on your landscape, but when they start eating the fruits and plants you worked so hard to grow, you won't like them as much. There are many ways to humanely keep deer away and protect your plants from vanishing because of them. Building a fence around your property is helpful, but you can also consider growing plants that are known to deter them.
There are also other ways to keep deer away from turning your landscape bed into their lunch table. Using noise and deer-repellent products is proven to prevent these four-legged munchers from feasting on your plants. Keep reading to learn more about humane ways to repel them from your landscape.
Build a Tall Fence Around Your Property
If you want to keep animals out of your property, building a fence will prevent them from entering and ravaging your property. A deer can jump between 5 to 8 feet high, so make sure the fence you'll build will be about 6 to 8 feet tall, so they can't jump over it. There are many viable fencing options to effectively keep deer away, such as using a woven wire fence securely attached to stable posts. The Humane Society of the United States also recommends using electric fences and polytape as they provide convenient installation. You don't have to worry about an electric fence killing a deer as it only transmits a low voltage shock which is just enough to deter them from coming onto your property.
Plant Deer-Resistant Plants
Deer-resistant plants have qualities that deer dislike, resulting in these graceful creatures avoiding them. Some types of plants that are known to be deer-resistant include:
- Smelly plants - Deer do not like strong scents. Herbs such as lavender, chives, garlic, and mint are known to keep deers away. They also don't like certain flowers such as marigolds, citrus-scented geraniums, and yarrow.
- Prickly plants - Eating something prickly can't be nice, so deer tend to stay away from spiny and thorny plants that can hurt their mouth. Plant some prickly plants in your yard to keep deers away.
Most deer-resistant plants such as peonies and geraniums still provide a wonderful show of colors to enhance your curb appeal.
Make Some Noise On Your Property
The effective use of sounds can also repel deer, especially when you use sounds unfamiliar to them. Hang some wind chimes on your property and the noise that they make when the wind blows can scare them away. You can even place wind chimes near the plants that deer may eat, so they'll scare themselves when they come in contact with the chimes.
Get Professionals To Administer Deer-Repellent Products
There comes a time when you need to call in the professionals. Most landscape teams will come to your property carrying products that are known to deter deer safely. They know how, when, and where to administer these products to ensure the deer-repellent products will work effectively.
Some of the deer-repellent products that professionals may use are granular and spray products that they will spread around your property. These can emit a strong odor that deer can't stand. You can ask your landscape team whether the products they are using are safe for the environment and the creatures living nearby.
Tired of deer eating your plants? Call our team to schedule our deer-repellent service!
Deer are majestic and graceful creatures, but they may become very annoying once they start eating your plants. Our team at Stream Line Lawn & Landscape offers a deer repellent service that is designed to keep deer off of your property. If you are a property owner in Westfield, Watchung, Warren, or a nearby area in New Jersey call us today at (833) 452-9666 to schedule our deer repellent service.