Just one or two deer can make quick work of a garden in one night. Their favorite crops include things like beans, lettuce, strawberries, daylilies and hostas.
Easy Solution: Keep deer out of your garden or yard by erecting a deer fence. Create a double fence layer that’s 4 to 5 feet high with 4 to 5 feet between fences. Deer can’t jump both high and wide.
Take action to protect prized shrubs from deer browsing. If you spot hoof prints in the snow, you need to act fast to prevent plant damage. Netting tossed over shrubs can prevent feeding. Use clothespins to hold the netting in place, attaching it to a few branches. Spray plants with a deer repellant to make twigs less tasty.
Deer can wipe out a garden overnight, nibbling prize flowers, vegetables and plants. Telltale signs of deer feeding are torn or ragged leaf edges. Deer lack upper incisor teeth, so when they grab a plant, they jerk their heads up to pull a leaf free. This creates torn stems and leaves. Keep deer away from your yard with repellents (Plantskydd works well), an extra-tall fence (8 to 10 feet tall) or a double fence (3 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet apart). Toss plastic netting over individual plants or flowers you want to protect from browsing.
Take a plain brown box and use decorative snow texture to create a Winter Wonderland atop your gift box. Once the texture is dry use a hot glue gun to apply your deer and trees. Place a decorative ribbon around the sides to create a more put together look.
Hungry critters can cause intense damage to landscape plantings in winter. Make your yard unpalatable to deer, rabbits and voles with Plantskyyd. This dried blood product doesn’t smell repulsive to people, but animals won’t even nibble plants sprayed with it. Developed in Sweden to repel critters like elk, moose and deer from nursery stock, Plantskyyd is environmentally safe and doesn’t require rotation with other repellants.
Add a playful touch to tabletop surfaces with reindeer made from recycled gift-wrap tubes. To create them, cut the tubes to size with a utility knife, allowing four inches of length for the body and 2 inches of length for the head. Next, cut twigs with floral shears, and then add holes to the bottom of the 4-inch tube and along the top and the bottom of the 2-inch tube. Insert the twigs as legs, antlers and as a neck, then keep them firmly fastened with hot glue.
Large boulder outcroppings define the living space and anchor the edges of the random Fon du Lac slab and moss patio. A custom pergola frames views of Deer Lake beyond while creating an inviting space to relax and gather with friends or family.
This mountain home's living room is complete with a rustic chandelier made of deer antlers. The large light fixture fits perfectly in the expansive space with vaulted ceilings that expand to the second floor.
Two large armchairs are angled toward the center of this great room, carving out a conversation area for two. Ceramic deer busts adorn the wall behind the chairs, adding rustic flair to the transitional space.
A whimsical painting of a deer family on a turquoise background establishes this playroom as one that's made for fun. Color comes from every direction — the orange-framed chalkboard area, multi-hued rug and bold throw pillows. Large sofas and a comforting fireplace assure the adults in the family will enjoy the space, too.