Gardening and Deer don't mix! Try this.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Garden stores sell various deer and rabbit deterrents, but most are topical treatments that have to be applied after each rain or even heavy dew and, generally, they’re expensive. Since many are based on smells (a popular one is coyote urine), it’s not surprising a non-appetizing, odoriferous, rainproof thing such as Irish Spring keeps the critters at bay.
Just cut a bar into cubes.
Wrap the cubes in scraps of cloth, ( an old sock) and staple them onto stakes.
Drive the stakes in among the tantalizing vegetation. Also cut smaller bits to scatter along the ground.
Yes, the yard smells ‘refreshing’ and no, the soap doesn’t suds up during a rain. Do the stake trick at the beginning of the year, but replenish your scattered pieces once a month or so. Together, they seemed to do the trick.
Tread a bar of soap onto dental floss to hang in your shrubbery about mid way up the trunk and this also seems to work in deterring the deer from making a feast of the greenery.
Happy Gardening!!! T