A hungry deer will eat about anything. If the gardener has a choice though, it’s better to put in a deer resistant plant than one the deer love to devour. The potentilla to the left is a nice example of a deer resistant plant with a little color.
The Repellent Review decided to do some research on finding plants that would deter deer, and came up with a few great resources.
Patti Simons has the goal of publishing a book on the deer resistant plant and gardening in deer country. She’s been able to produce a cottage style garden that deer travel through without eating everything in site! She has a great resource of around 200 plants that are categorized as to resistance. Remember, resistant means less tasty when you’re dealing with deer. They still may nibble.
Another resource for deer resistant plants we found helpful is hosted by Beth Jarvis and David Bavero. They list a number of annuals ranging from ,zinnia, periwinkle, and French marigolds to perennials like sage, flax and baby’s breath.
It’s really hit or miss with the deer. Other factors for deer eating your plants include the plant’s stage of maturity. Young plants are tender and more favorable. Another factor may be that the deer population in your area may be large. Deer must compete for food and are willing to eat deer resistant plants. Or maybe the deer in your area just enjoy munching on the plant you thought was deer resistant.
If you’re making that addition to your garden, and you’ve been plagued by hungry deer, we hope we’ve given you some helpin finding a deer resistant plant or two which will meet your deer repellent needs.
Would you like to repel many types of animals over an area larger than five acres? If you answered yes, the Critter Blaster Pro is the beast for you. This animal repellent is designed for repelling animals from large areas in rural or non-residential neighborhoods. It may be too powerful for the hobby gardener due to how it repels the animals. Let’s take a look.
We checked the prices of the Critter Blaster Pro on our Ebay price check link and found it sporting a price tag anywhere from $480-$600, depending on where you buy it. This electronic animal repellent is best suited for commercial use, but could be used by a homeowner on some acreage. Repellent Review is cautious about recommending this animal deterrent to residential customers after reading about the court case filed against one user of the repellent.
This electronic repellent works by emitting sounds electronically of animals in distress or making harassing sounds. With the capability of reaching over 100 decibels, some neighbors might not be happy about having to hear an animal in distress 24 hours a day. It is effective though.
Other features include,
- Designed for farms or vineyards, airfields, marinas, etc.
- Eight different sounds
- Electronic repellent uses Progammable Play for hours of different sound combinations
What makes this animal repellent so effective is because it changes the sounds that are electronically emitted. The use of only loud noises loses its effect. The animal soon determines the repellent is a non-threat.
The Critter Blaster Pro will repel raccoons, deer, dogs, foxes, bear, rodents, birds, and even bats. There is a volume control on the unit so you can turn it to your desired level. Tests have shown that this electronic repellent has significantly, and in some cases, totally eliminated the pest problem.
Repellent Review recommends the Critter Blaster Pro for commercial use. This electronic animal repellent comes with four speakers and requires an electrical source to run. It might be wise to investigate local noise ordinance laws if you are in an area that is borderline.