- deer resistant flowers
Excited about Spring? You aren't alone. Deer eat nothing but twigs and leaves in the wintertime; and once spring begins to bloom, deer are ready to dive into home gardens to get first dibs on plants.
Deer will approach lawns and gardens without hesitation; but they will do so in the early morning and late evening hours when homeowners are asleep or away from their homes. They will not say no to fruits, vegetables, nuts and anything they find from home gardens.
Spring is prime time for deer damage in gardens; and home growers must be prepared for the influx of deer they will see in gardens. Before spring, it is recommended that gardeners implement deer management strategies including: deer fence installation (7.5-8 foot high); planting deer-resistant flowers; and sprinkling deer repellents on the yard to keep deer at bay.
Now that spring is here, gardeners are excited to feel warmer weather and get started on planting crops in the garden including carrots,onions, peppers, tomatoes and an array of leafy greens. But, before planting, there are many gardening tasks this April that must be performed to guarantee healthy growing cycles. Here is what needs to [...]
At first, gardeners that plant flowers for birds, such as cardinals, finches and chickadees may think they are doing a great service. After all, birds need to eat, too; and the early bird doesn't always have to eat a worm. But, if gardeners aren't careful, they may discover that birds aren't the only animals visiting [...]
Season after season, year after year, you witness the same occurrence: you proudly grow a garden; but in the blink of an eye, it's taken from you by deer, rabbits, squirrels and birds. You ask yourself "What am I doing wrong?" If a deer fence is not on your perimeter, you need to implement deer management [...]