Controlling Deer in Your Landscaping: A Guide

Controlling Deer in Your Landscaping: A Guide

If you live somewhere with deer, you know what a pain they can be. What can you do to keep them out?

Here are some easy tips and tricks to help you keep deer from munching on your grass and plants.

Plants to Avoid

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First things first, you will want to avoid having certain plants in your landscaping. There are certain greenery and flowers that deer consider a preferred food. These plants include:

No plant is really going to be 100% foolproof, but avoiding these in your landscaping will do a lot when it comes to not attracting deer.

Consider making some swaps with the plants you choose in your landscaping.

For example, weeping cherry trees are loved by deer – they strip off the foliage from the first five feet up the tree. So, instead of planting one of those trees, consider choosing a weeping beech or other deer-resistant weeping tree instead.

Deer Repellents

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However, if you don’t want to change the type of plants you grow in your landscaping, you may want to consider a deer repellent.

Depending on what you would prefer, there are many different good commercial repellent options on the market today. If you would like a natural option instead, there are many home remedies as well.

The Best Landscape Design for Keeping Deer Away

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In addition to using repellents and being mindful of the plants and trees in your landscaping, what else can you do?

Using fencing around your property is a great way to keep pests out. Ideally, it would a fence over 8 feet tall, but since that’s not possible for everyone, there are other options as well.

Due to the fact that deer have fairly bad depth perception, in addition to the fact that they are a prey species, they aren’t going to jump into small areas without an obvious escape route. Meaning that using a smaller fence around your garden beds and trees is a great way to keep them from getting close enough to eat the plants.

Hiring Professional Landscapers for Your Deer Control

If you are looking for assistance with landscaping to keep deer and other pests out of your yard, contact your local trusted landscaping company.

For those in the San Francisco Bay Area, consider contacting Homescape Now for assistance. We can help you keep pests out of your landscaping, and to choose the best plants for your property. Contact us today for further assistance!