|Meet one of my neighbors that loves to raid my garden.|
Everyone you talk to has a problem it seems with deer invading their gardens. One day, I counted twenty of the critters marching through my yard. I don’t mind sharing what I plant, but I hate the way they eat the entire plant or worse partially so no one else can. Yet, what I tried for banishing deer from the garden never seemed to do much good.
Friends of ours have a small farm. Their solution to deal with the deer problem was installing an electric fence around their garden. However, there is a less drastic method of warding off those uninvited deer that I later learned.
Try growing your plants near your garden that the deer don’t care to munch on is a more effective way for banishing deer from your garden. Holly, ferns, boxwood, ornamental grasses, foxglove, salvia, Russian sage, daffodils, poppies, lavender, peonies, barberry and even herbs like thyme and oregano can help with that problem. Marigolds also help if you box your garden heavily with them.
If you’re not sure of what grows in your area, you can always do some research for your particular growing zone in the library or online. Another option is to contact your county cooperative extension office (the Department of Agriculture) and find out exactly what plants works best where you live.
You might also want to try this DIY Deer Repellent as well for fortifying your protection for banishing deer from your garden.