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How to Ensure Your Landscape is Deer-Resistant

Gallivan Corporation - Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Many times deer will visit a homeowner’s landscape, at first it can be a welcoming site. However, it can quickly turn into nuisance and negative experience. Most often, your foliage is the reason for their intrusion. So how do you create a beautiful landscape that is less appetizing and less enticing to deer and other woodland creatures? Gallivan Corporation has the knowledge and solutions you are searching for and will help protect your investment for years to come! 

Consider planting foliage that would be considered deer-resistant. For a complete list of plants they steer away from, contact our landscape professionals. Ornamental grasses, trees, and shrubs all provide an elegant look to your landscape without being a temptation for deer and other wildlife.  

In some cases you may not be able to avoid deer and they may wander onto your property to enjoy the fruits of your labor. There are ways to protect these plants.

Harvesting: If you’re growing fruits and vegetables, stay on top of your harvesting schedule. This will decrease the chances of deer enjoying your food. 

Protect the Perimeter: Installing a fence around the perimeter of your property, or around the garden you want to protect, significantly decreases the chances of deer accessing your plants. In addition to fencing, hardscapes are also an excellent way to repel deer while enhancing the beauty of your landscape. 

Repellents: There are many repellents you can purchase as well as homemade remedies which can deter wildlife from feasting on your foliage. For protection, apply a layer after each rain fall and switch between different scents so the deer don’t become immune. 

If you’re unsure of where to start, contact the professionals of Gallivan Corporation today! We have the experience, knowledge and solutions you’re looking for and your landscape desires! Get your next project started by contacting us today, and we’ll take it from there. 




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