This was the second year in a row that we had a drought and extremely hot summer. Our landscape became stressed due to the high temps even though we are continuing to water on a regular basis. It is just hard for plants to recover from 100°+ temperatures day in and day out. Landscaping is too expensive, though, to ignore the essentials that it needs to continue to thrive.
If you think that the landscape at your home is becoming stressed, think about nature’s animals that don’t have the normal plants in the wild to eat due to the drought and hot weather. I’m talking specifically about deer because that is the wild animal that my customers and I have trouble with getting in our yards and gardens.
Earlier in the summer when the vegetable gardens were beginning to really grow, my customers would come in the store and ask what I had to keep the deer from eating their peas, corn and even tomatoes! My little urban garden is inside a walled part of my yard so I don’t have to worry about them getting the veggies; however, my succulent and gorgeous hostas are well within their reach.
The best product I have found that actually works is The Liquid Fence Company’s Deer & Rabbit Repellent. It is very easy to use. You simply spray on your plants today, wait one week and spray again, then monthly after that to keep the animals trained to leave your plants alone.
There is a strong odor when you first spray the solution but not an overwhelming odor. Once it is dry you cannot smell it but the animals can. The only time you need to re-apply outside of the schedule you set is when there is a downpour of rain.
When you give this a try, you will never be without it to protect any type of plants that the deer or rabbits love such as vegetables, begonias, coleus, & hostas. The 1 gallon ready-to-use container is very convenient since it comes with its own hose and spray nozzle. I really like to take the Liquid Fence Deer & Rabbit Repellent and fill up a 1 gallon sprayer because it is easier for me to get a wider coverage over my hostas.
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