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Old 08-01-2010, 11:39 PM
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Spit Rail Fence--Deer Deterrent?

A client has been having a problem with Deer lately. I have installed a Split Rail fence (2 rail) along the back of her property so it would tie into the design. They have a small, 10' x 87' wild flower garden that has been chewed on by deer, not a lot but enough to be a problem. Do you think a fence around the garden area would be enough of a deterrent for the deer or would they crash through it?
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:03 AM
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not crash through just hop over use Coyote Urine sold at the home depot
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:15 AM
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hear is a deer resistant list of plants

Deer resistant perennials for full to part sun
Achillea (Yarrow)
Agastache
Ajuga reptans
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Bluestar)
Anemone sp.
Aquilegia (Columbine)
Artemesia
Asarum europaeum
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)
Baptisia australis
Boltonia asteroides
Buddleia davidii (Butterfly Bush)
Calamintha
Calluna (Heather)
Campanula carpatica (Bellflower)
Centaurea sp.
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Chrysanthemum x superbum (sometimes nipped)
Cimicifuga racemosa
Coreopsis sp.
Delphinium
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Echinops
Erica (Heath)
Eupatorium (Joe-Pye Weed)
Euphorbia (Spurge)
Geranium (especially G. macrorrhizum)
Grasses, Ornamental (Calamagrostis, Miscanthus, Pennisetum, Festuca, Hakonechloa)
Gypsophila paniculata (Baby's Breath)
Helenium
Iberis sempervirens
Iris sibirica
Lavandula (Lavender)
Liatris spicata (Gayfeather)
Linum perenne
Lupinus
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Nepeta (Catmint)
Oenothera (Evening Primrose)
Paeonia (Peony)
Perovskia (Russian Sage)
Platycodon grandiflorus (Balloon Flower)
Potentilla sp.
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)
Salvia sp.
Solidago (Goldenrod)
Stachys byzantinus (Lamb's Ears)
Thymus (Thyme)
Verbascum sp (Mullein)
Veronica latifolia
Wisteria
Yucca

Deer resistant perennials for full or part shade
Asarum (Ginger)
Bergenia
Convallaria (Lily of the Valley)
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
Digitalis sp (Foxglove)
Ferns
Adiantum pedatum - Maidenhair Fern
Athyrium 'Ghost'
Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' - Japanese Painted Fern
Dennstaedtia punctilobula - Hay-scented Fern
Matteuccia struthiopteris - Ostrich Fern
Onoclea sensibilis
Osmunda cinnamomea - Cinnamon Fern
Osmunda claytoniana
Osmunda regalis
Polystichum acrostichoides - Christmas Fern
Geranium (especially G. macrorrhizum)
Helleborus (Hellebore)
Kirengeshoma palmata (Waxbells)
Lamium sp
Primula sp (Primrose)
Pulmonaria sp (Lungwort)


Flower Bulbs rarely damaged by deer
Allium
Colchicum
Fritillaria imperialis (Crown Imperial)
Galanthus (Snowdrop)
Hyacinthus
Narcissus (Daffodil, Jonquil)
Scilla (Squill)
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:32 AM
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Having a landscape that deer isn't interested, is definately the simplest solution. Otherwise a judicious use of electric wire, will also work.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:41 PM
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Lead poisoning is the best option.

Backstraps.....mmmmmm.

PS Have you ever seen a deer jump before? There's a reason fences are 8+ ft tall if you really want to keep them out.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:51 PM
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Lead poisoning is the best option.

Backstraps.....mmmmmm.

PS Have you ever seen a deer jump before? There's a reason fences are 8+ ft tall if you really want to keep them out.
With Lead Poisoning...Are the backstraps still Good?????.......I would sure Hate to waste those Tasty Treats
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:53 PM
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With Lead Poisoning...Are the backstraps still Good?????.......I would sure Hate to waste those Tasty Treats
Head shot, don't waste the meat.

Unless it has a nice rack.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:55 PM
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Run your electric wire about 4' from the rail fence, with your shrubs inbetween, or electric wire on both sides. They will not stand there munching.

Deer repellants have never worked throughout the winter, when damage is most pronounced.
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Hunting is your best opition, so yes tasty backstraps. But if hunting is out of the question. I found that human hair in a nlyon little baggy works good for about a month. Also heard that bar soap on a rope works good.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:14 PM
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Would it work to put the electric fence wires between the rails of the split rail? Or would electricity and wood not mix.
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