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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
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  • MILLISMA
    Hi T, have you actually tried this? I was told to cut it up and hang it in panty hose which didn't sound to appealing. We have a real deer problem here and this sounds like a great way to discourage them and maybe rabbits.

    Mom and dad are doing fine. I've just spent the last two days moving him down the hall making it less of a walk to things on days that his knees are bothering him. Also getting ready for mom's birthday on Saturday. Dad feels bad that she won't realize what is going on but there are days that she does and I'm hoping this is one of them.

    Have a great weekend.

    hugs....Mary Anne
    1833 days ago
  • RONNIEHUEY
    Thanks
    1834 days ago
  • MEXGAL1
    thanks so much for sharing. will have my sister try this as she has way to many of those creatures.

    1834 days ago
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