How to Control Deer in Your Garden

Written by Marilyn Pokorney

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Deer don't likerepparttar smell of soap either. Some gardeners have especially found success with Dial and Zest brands.

Blood meal scattered aroundrepparttar 113321 garden is another good deterrent.

Since deer don't like capsaicin,repparttar 113322 ingredient that makes peppers hot, a spray made from chili peppers deters deers.

Hang fragrant fabric-softener strips, and small nylon bags filled with human hair on trees aroundrepparttar 113323 garden.

Some gardeners have found success by laying chicken wire onrepparttar 113324 ground about six feet wide aroundrepparttar 113325 perimeter ofrepparttar 113326 garden. The deer don't like to walk on it because their hooves get stuck inrepparttar 113327 loops ofrepparttar 113328 wire.

Try planting time-released garlic capsules atrepparttar 113329 bases of trees or shrubs or inrepparttar 113330 rows of plants to be protected.

There is a wide variety of plants that deer won't eat. A list of what they like and don't like can be obtained from your local county cooperative extension office.

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The Beautiful Rose of Sharon

Written by Ken Austin

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The Rose of Sharon is a hardy plant. Many varieties can withstand sub zero temperatures and can grow in moderate soil to poor soil. The blooms, available in several colors, bloom in mid summer and they continue to do so throughoutrepparttar fall months. This creates a beautiful color display for many months ofrepparttar 113320 year. They tend to need little care besidesrepparttar 113321 normal water, sun, and decent soil. You may want to add nutrients torepparttar 113322 soil yearly as well.

Regardless ofrepparttar 113323 work involved, trimming a few branches will be nothing compared torepparttar 113324 beautyrepparttar 113325 Rose of Sharon will give your landscape. Takerepparttar 113326 time, and stop to smellrepparttar 113327 Rose of Sharon and you will be taken away.

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