With plants losing their foliage and weeds dying back, the natural food supply will not be as abundant as during the summer months. This means deer will be out looking for food and into your landscape even more. To help protect your deer sensitive plants, spray them with Liquid Fence. There have been very good reviews on its success rate in keeping deer out of sensitive plants. Just follow the directions for use closely. Liquid Fence also has dog, cat and goose repellent sprays. Here is a partial list of deer resistant plants.

Trees: service berry, river birch, maples, oaks, magnolias (both evergreen and flowering), weeping willows, dawn redwood, bald cypress, Eastern Red Cedar, golden raintree, dogwoods (Kousa, red, pink and white) Cryptomeria, Leyland Cypress, Japanese Maples, ginkgo, elms, crape myrtles and cherries.

Shrubs: Spirea, junipers, bamboo, Cotoneaster, beauty berry, sweet shrubs, Indica Azalea, Laurels (cherry, Otto, English, Schip), Leucothoe, witch hazel, viburnum, forsythia, Abelia, Fothergilla, tea olive, most hollies, Kerria, Mugo Pine, cypress, Rose of Sharon, St. John’s Wart, Itea, winter jasmine, Rhododendron, Yews, Cleyera, Anise, Ligustrum, Nandina, Pittisporum, Lorapetalum, Eleagnus and burning bush.

Grasses: Adagio, maiden grass, pampas grass, muhly grass, switchgrass, Carxes, sedge and panicum grass.

Ground covers: Vinca Minor and Major, Asiatic Jasmine, mondo grass, Ajuga, Pachysandra, Mazus, winter creeper, creeping euonymus, blue star creeper and Creeping Jenny.

Perennials: Lantana, rosemary, lavender, bleeding hearts, Agapanthus, yarrow, verbina, daisies, coriopsis, dianthus, lenten rose, foxglove, iris, peony, Jacob’s Ladder, cone flower, salvia, Heuchera, Russian Sage, Black-eyed Susan, Astilbe, canna lily and pin cushion flower.

By using these plants in your landscape, you can have a deer resistant and beautiful yard.

Happy gardening.

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