Even with our yard being completely fenced in we have struggled with how to keep deer out of our garden. This past spring, a deer came through and ate all… (EVERY SINGLE ONE) of my fruit tree blooms and I was determined to stop this from happening again without having to spend any more money or time building fencing.
My Simple Trick for How to Keep Deer Out of the Garden
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After talking to neighbors and researching ideas online it became clear that some people go to crazy, CRAZY lengths to keep the deer out. Tall fencing, chemical and organic sprays, dog and human hair and even going to bathroom near their garden… these ideas might work but ummmmm, NO THANK YOU!!!
My next door neighbor had hung CD’s from her trees and despite their yard not being fenced in she was able to have a successful vegetable garden last year. I told Jason about it and he brought home a bunch of old CD’s (similar to these from Amazon, Maxell 625132 700 MB 32x CD-R Music Disc (5-Pack) ) from work and we gave it a try. I tied the CD”s to every fruit tree in our home orchard and a few metal cages in our veggie garden with some leftover wool yarn.
I suppose the theory behind why this works is that when they move the reflection of the CD’s scares the deer away. And so far it has worked well!
3 Months later and this simple trick has been very successful. My veggie garden was left completely untouched and only 1 apple tree was partially eaten before the deer stopped. Jason isn’t totally in love with how the CD’s look hanging from the trees and more than one person has asked… “what’s with the CD’s..” 🙂 but I am relieved that we haven’t had to worry about losing any more home grown crops this year.
If you are looking for ideas of how to keep deer out of your garden I hope you will give this simple trick a try!
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