It’s probably safe to say that most of us think deer are cute — even beautiful — creatures. When I see deer in my neighborhood (which happens often), it reminds me that even though I live in a house, in a developed town, I’m still living on borrowed ground.
That being said, deer can also cause big problems when it comes to your garden. Unless you have a fence, you’ll need to find a way to keep the deer at bay.
Two natural ways to keep deer away from your plants and garden
Cocoa beans or powder. Deer don’t like the smell of cocoa, so by sprinkling cocoa beans or powder around the area you want to protect, the scent will deter snacking deer.
Human hair. This works best if you regularly give haircuts at home — I don’t suggest asking your hairdresser for a “doggy bag” at your next visit. Anyway, human hair sprinkled around the perimeter of your plants gives off a human scent which sends a steer clear signal to deer.
Do you have any other natural and safe tricks for keeping deer away from your yard?
Photo by Noël Zia Lee.