If deer are a problem in your garden, I would like to share a few tips to help keep those deer from eating all your hard work. In one night a few deer can and will totally wipe out your garden. Sad, but true. A deer fence is a good start. Just know that deer are excellent jumpers, so a deer fence alone isn’t going to be as effective. This is how to build a deer fence that works. Keep in mind that everyone will have different results and nothing is 100% deer proof in an outdoor garden. This is what seems to be working for me.
First I used Light Duty Fence Posts to surround the garden.
Next run two to three strands of masonry string from post to post. The Fluorescent Yellow Braided Nylon String is the best color choice. Next, I added plastic grocery bags, using clothes pins to attach the bags to the string. Alternatively, you could just tie the bags on.
To complete the deer fence, I added Repellent Tape as an added level of protection from the deer. The bags and reflective tape add motion and make a noise as they rattle in the wind.
My final solution to keep deer out of the garden was to install a STROBE- Ultrasonic Animal Repeller with Motion Detector, Strobe & Intruder Alarm.
There are many deer that live here and I believe this is the best system to keep deer out of the garden. I witnessed the signs of one intrusion. The deer tracks were a scramble to exit the garden and all my garden plants remained untouched by the deer. You may also try using bar soap as a deer repellent. Use a strongly perfumed bar soap and slice it into slivers and scatter the slivered soap around the parameter of your garden.
One final thought on keeping deer out of the garden, make a scarecrow. If for nothing else they are fun to look at!
You may ask, are sunflowers deer resistant? Only in the presence of a cool scarecrow!