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Deer Migration In Summer

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Spring and summer are prime seasons for deer damage on lawns and gardens; and it's no wonder why: plants are abundant and deer are ready to make their move. 

In the summertime, the weather is toasty; and deer are not interested in moving too much in the afternoon sun for food. Instead, bucks and doe will move in the early morning and late evening hours to hunt and bring back food to young fawns that are tucked away in a hidden location away from people and predatory animals. 

To protect plants from deer browsing in summer, home growers will need to be proactive in implementing effective deer management strategies around home gardens including: the installation of a 7.5' to 8' deer fence; home grown deer-resistant plants around a deer fence and sprinkling deer repellents around the yard.

These tactics are the best way to rid deer from landscapes in the summer and beyond.