Those sweet, graceful, but hungry deer are out and about with cooler temperatures in Texas Hill Country.
There are a few ways to prevent your lovely plants from being devoured. Some plants are naturally deer resistant, but uninvited guests may be likely to try anything once!
If you want to deter deer, rabbits and other visitors from your beds, follow these suggestions:
- Surprise four legged company with motion sensor lights that come on as they approach your pretties
- Hungry, unwelcome callers will be less likely to feast on your plants if you have dogs that are outside. The noise and activity will discourage them
- Garden ornaments that are moved frequently may deter snack time from unwelcome visitors
- Plant tall hedges or fencing around delicious looking plants and flowers
- Thorny bushes, lamb's ear or holly may encourage them to move along to your neighbor's more exposed plants
- Scents such as lavender, rosemary and garlic are not appealing to hungry deer and other wildlife who want to make your landscape their lunch. These scents around the entry point in your garden may be enough to save your plants
- Evenly sprinkle or spray around your garden area with liquid or granular animal repellent. It may be necessary to reapply after rain
Burroughs Landscaping offers these tips and many others to make your outdoor living area and gardens a beautiful, enjoyable space to enjoy the cooler months. Contact the neighborly team to discuss reviving your yard before summer by bringing your ideas together with their expertise.
Burroughs Landscaping offers outstanding service and innovative ideas with landscaping tailored to Xeriscaping in Hill Country Texas. The experienced team enjoys landscaping in Kerrville, Hunt, Ingram, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Bandera, Comfort, San Antonio and Mountain Home. Burroughs works with home owners, builders and general contractors and considers the location, topography, aesthetics and aspirations of each client.