How To Prevent Deer From Ruining Your Yard
Last Updated: 4/28/2021
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes
If you’re like most homeowners, you probably already know that sometimes the biggest threat to your lawn care isn’t just disease or insects. Deer can also cause a significant amount of damage to the lawn you've worked hard to maintain.
Signs Of Deer In Your Yard
Before you start to worry if deer are causing problems in your yard, it’s good to first know whether or not they’re in your neck of the woods. To identify their presence, we recommend looking for:
- Branches missing patches of leaves
- Partially chewed new plants
- Deer tracks
- Deer droppings
How To Get Rid Of Deer
Deer can be a problem when it comes to keeping a healthy lawn, but it is possible to coexist with these beautiful creatures without sacrificing the aesthetic of your lawn. Here are a few helpful hints that should help prevent deer from ruining your beautiful lawn:
Use Deer-resistant Plants
You can make your lawn uninviting to deer by placing plants and shrubs that are poisonous to deer in areas around your lawn. Foxgloves, carnations, poppies, and lavender are all examples of plants that deer will naturally avoid.
Scare Off Invading Deer
If you do happen to see a deer wandering your lawn, you can startle them with loud noises and whistles. If you see a deer making its way onto your property, bang something or use a loud whistle to scare them away. You can also use a replica of a dog barking to scare away deer.
Improve or Add Fencing
Fences are a great way to limit the access deer have to your property. Deer won’t usually jump fences, especially if the fence is high enough. Deer can jump pretty high, so the fence will have to be at least eight feet tall. If you have consistent problems with deer wandering through your yard, this may be your best option to keep them out once and for all.
Work With Local Lawn Care Professionals
Often it is easiest to work with professionals to ensure that your lawn is protected from deer. Here at Blades of Green, our certified technicians provide expert lawn and pest control services in Maryland and Northern Virginia. We can guide you through the process of keeping all sorts of pests at bay while encouraging your lawn to grow lush and thick with our expert lawn care techniques. We can help you successfully address your lawn care issues and develop a solution that works for your situation!