Dealing with Deer on Your Lawn

There’s nothing worse than giving your lawn or garden a fresh new look only to have a deer come and eat it for breakfast. With winter quickly approaching and vegetation dying, the deer are going to be more hungry than ever. In fact, a hungry deer can eat nearly four pounds of vegetation at one time. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that your lawn doesn’t become a deer’s dinner.

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  • Be mindful of what you plant. Plants of a more prickly variety such as Juniper will not be as appealing as other varieties of plants. Succulents and pansies are bound to get gobbled up by deer.
  • Odor repellents are another option but it is critical that they are switched out often as their scent will wash away with the rain. As a best practice, deer repellent should be applied to your plants at least once a month or after each rainfall. If the meal options for deer are really scarce, they may eat your plants regardless of the taste.
  • For the really invasive deer, you could always build a fence. Fences around gardens are an option to prevent deer from making an meal out of your plants, however, they have been known to gnaw through wood fences. If the problem persists, you could always employ electric fences to make a point.

Keeping deer out of your lawn and garden may not be entirely preventable but these tips can help you prepare before the harsh winter or springtime comes. Prevention is key in all aspects of the detrimental elements that can harm your lawn or garden. For more information on lawn care services in Braselton, contact us today.