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Trees & soap used to deter deer

If I use bars of soap to deter deer from destroying my trees, does the bar of soap in any way harm the trees? Whether I hang it from the tree, or place it on the ground around the trees? I tried using ...
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Can a mix of a sticking agent and a bitter salt be used to deter deer and moose from eating trees in winter?

A sticking agent is a material added to a spray mix to give it longer residence time on a plant. Many plant poisons are very bitter. Would a spray solution with a bitter agent such as potassium alum ...
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Deer issues with my cherry tomatoes

I planted Cherry tomatoes in my garden and the plant grew perfectly. However, I live in a deer infested state and all my cherry tomatoes have been eaten by deer for the past two years. This year I am ...
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Will my arborvitae survive the deer

I've planted several emerald green arborvitae in my yard in the Pacific NW. There are many blacktailed deer in the area who like to munch on it. I currently have a deer fence around the area but ...
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Will galvanized hog paneling hold up vegetable and fruit vines?

I noticed that hog panel fencing is a lot cheaper than pipe fencing, and was wondering will the hog panel fencing hold up the weight of different vegetables ranging from kiwiberry to cucumbers (maybe ...
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Is there a climbing flowering vine that is both deer resistant and not favored by bees?

We are building a 'sitting area' with a bench and a few chairs, and I would like to setup a trellis (47" high x 60" wide) with some sort of perennial climbing flowering vine behind the bench. This is ...
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What herbs are known as bad for deer deterrents?

my garden is going to be directly in a deer path this year, and was wondering what types of herbs are good, and bad for telling deer they don't want to be in the area? I could go to the local butcher ...
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Help identifying this perennial grass-like plant

I live in Ohio and just purchased a home that has this decorative grass-like plant that grows in tufts pictured here. It didn't seem to bloom last year, but this year it did (then again, I ...
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Do deer eat Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata)?

I'm finding mixed answers to this question across the web, so I'm hoping someone can respond with personal experience.
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Moved tree nursery in Fall, new area has heavy deer browse, how to protect the baby trees?

I'm growing a small backyard potted-tree nursery (~20 trees from seedlings to <1in. saplings at this point). I recently moved to a new house, not very far but far enough where the deer browse has ...
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If you plant deer resistant plants with plants that deer like, will the deer resistance work?

Is there a "bubble" created by plants that are deer resistant to protect deer prone plants from being attacked?
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Protecting young fruit trees from deer?

We have some land but won't be living on it for another year. I've purchased a few apple trees and peach trees with about a 1 inch thick trunk and about 6' tall. I know about using the flexible black ...
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Are Daminix tick tubes locally effective in controlling ticks?

This is a very appealing option for low impact tick control, but do they actually diminish the local tick populations significantly? Do they control more than just the deer tick?
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Deer trimmed my arborvitae for me!

I bought a house in Hudson, NY in November. The previous owners had screened it from the trailer park next-door with a row of Arborvitae. They're maybe twelve feet tall, and they'd already suffered ...
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How effective is cow's blood as a deer deterent?

In reading this thread I was curious about something I was told a while ago. A friend of mine said he was having issues with deer eating all of his plants. He said he was given advice to utilize dried ...
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Is asparagus deer resistant?

I love the idea of edible landscapes, and asparagus is a nice early season treat that can wind up looking great in certain areas. BUT I don't want to waste time planting it all over if the deer are ...
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What are some deer resistant edible plants?

I was browsing a gardening store online, and I came across a berry that it advertised as 'deer resistant' (the purple beautyberry). This made me laugh (gladly; not mockingly), because nothing seems to ...
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Are low double deer fences effective in keeping deer out?

Most people with large landscaping investments around here fence their property with 8' deer fence. This can be hidden from view in most cases. In certain situations, however, 8' fencing would detract ...