Plant These Perennials to Keep Deer Away from Your Garden

Deer can be a major nuisance in your garden, eating your plants and causing damage to your property. Fortunately, there are a few perennials that deer tend to avoid. Planting these perennials around your garden can help keep deer away and protect your plants.

What Perennials Repel Deer?

One of the best perennials for repelling deer is garlic. Garlic has a strong smell that deer find unpleasant, so planting it around the perimeter of your garden can help keep them away. Other plants with strong scents that repel deer include lavender, rosemary, and mint. Alliums like chives and onions are also effective at deterring deer.

Other Perennials That Repel Deer

In addition to plants with strong odors, there are other perennials that can be used to repel deer. Yarrow is an attractive flower that has a bitter taste that deer don’t like. Other flowers like daffodils and marigolds have strong scents that will keep deer away from your garden. Herbs like oregano, thyme, and sage also have strong smells that will repel deer.

Tips for Planting Perennials to Repel Deer

When planting perennials to repel deer, it’s important to plant them in a way that maximizes their effectiveness. Plant them in clusters around the perimeter of your garden so they create a barrier between the deer and your plants. You should also plant them in areas where they will get plenty of sunlight so they will grow quickly and be more effective at deterring the deer. Finally, make sure you water them regularly so they stay healthy and continue to repel the deer.

By planting these perennials around your garden, you can help keep pesky deer away from your plants and protect your property from damage. With some careful planning and regular maintenance, these perennials can be an effective way to keep deer away from your garden for years to come.

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