Employing multiple deer defenses and deploying them on a well-timed schedule, year round, is the most effective strategy to protect your landscape investment.

To know how to make deer want to eat your neighbor’s yard instead of your own— just kidding—it helps to first understand deer behavior. And while there’s no way to know which solution will be best for your situation, know this:

  • Fencing is the single best long-term solution
  • Properly placed and expertly timed repellent applications generally work well to protect individual trees and shrubs. A repellent with putrified eggs is proven to be the most effective repellent. GET ON GARDEN-911’s SCHEDULE early to make sure these repellents are applied on time, over time, on your property.
  • Have realistic expectations. When winters are harsh, or deer populations are high, they will eat just about anything.