- Step 1: Plant unappetizing flowers Minimize damage from deer by growing plants that deer find unappealing, like salvia, allium, ajuga, boxwood, and campsis.
- TIP: Avoid growing hostas, roses, impatiens, and tulips, which are plants deer favor.
- Step 2: Place hair around garden Place human or dog hair around your garden and trees to deter deer from munching on your landscape.
- Step 3: Spray natural repellant Spray a mixture of 1 gallon water and 3 teaspoons hot sauce on the flowers and plants you want the deer to stop feeding on.
- TIP: If you have a dog, allow it to roam freely to discourage deer from approaching.
- Step 4: Install lights Install motion detector lights, which will startle deer and scare them away.
- Step 5: Install a fence Install a fence around areas you do not want deer to invade.
- FACT: Almost half of all car crashes involving deer occur in the months of October, November, and December.
You Will Need
- Human or dog hair
- A spray bottle
- Hot sauce
- Motion-detector lights
- A fence
- A large dog (optional)