Deer are naturally cautious animals and don’t like objects that move as they could be predators. We can use this timid ness to keep deer out of our gardens and off our plants.
Use tape from old VHS tapes. Dismantle an old VHS casset and remove the tape. It’s very strong and can be tied to branches and posts. The movement like the spinning CD will make the deer wary of entering your garden. The tape will last for years (though can get tangled up and will need replacing)
Although expensive, a 7ft-8ft high wire fence will stop the deer hoping into your garden. Although expensive, the barrier will last for many years.
A dressed scarecrow with make the deer think that someone is in the garden and so they will stay away. It’s a good idea to move the scarecrow around the garden to keep the deer guessing. Even a deer will work out that the scarecrow is harmless if it stays in the same place month after month.
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