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Deer don't like smell of soap either. Some gardeners have especially found success with Dial and Zest brands.
Blood meal scattered around garden is another good deterrent.
Since deer don't like capsaicin, 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 around garden.
Some gardeners have found success by laying chicken wire on ground about six feet wide around perimeter of garden. The deer don't like to walk on it because their hooves get stuck in loops of wire.
Try planting time-released garlic capsules at bases of trees or shrubs or in 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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