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Preventing Deer and Rabbit Damage To Your Garden

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Ashleigh Smith
I'm Ashleigh Smith, a native to Northern Utah. I first gained a love of gardening with my grandmother as I helped her each summer.

I decided to make a career of it and have recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture from Brigham Young University - Idaho. My studies have focused on plant production while I also have experience in Nursery & Garden Center Operations.

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  • Zola Hunt Feb 8

    Deer love my tall garden phlox. They prefer them when they are just getting ready to bloom. Then they come in and eat the flower buds/tops off of every single stem. I have a very prickly old fashioned rambling rose and they even eat the tender green shoots from that very thorny rose bush. Deer especially love to eat the new growth of my blackberry bushes, leaving me without a crop for more than one season. They do not touch my oriental poppies and they leave my bachelor buttons and cosmos alone, except for trampling the cosmos as they hop over my 5’ picket fence where the cosmos are planted. My only success with preventing deer damage is a 7’ high deer fence. Even then they have knocked it down in a few spots in an attempt to get at my garden so I have to be constantly vigilant in maintaining my fence and keeping gates closed. Deer seem to have a special affinity to my raised gardening beds where they love to bed down in the winter.


  • Tammy Feb 8

    Do you have advice on anything I can plant to deter snakes?


  • Vern Staley Feb 8

    I found an electric fence works very well to keep deer out of my tomatoes


  • Sharon Brosnan Feb 8

    They eat my liriope down to the crown. A plant they have never bothered until this year is my once beautiful japonica which has really tough leaves but the beggars ate them anyway. I use repellant spray but it only works if I apply it every 3 days.


  • mechele see Feb 8

    They eat everything in my yard and gardens. Even my tomato plants and pepper plants. The old ways don’t work on them anymore. I plant marigolds around all of my gardens. The rabbits ate them. The deer ignore them. I have found the only thing that works is to fence them out. And that fence has to be strong and high.


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