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deer problem

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clay duncan, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. clay duncan

    clay duncan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    i did a landscape job back in october and recently deer have started eating the leaves off alot of the plants and are literally grazing in the freshly planted grass. there are deer tracks every square inch in the lawn. the grass looks like it has been mowed but at this point is still ok. other than a rifle, what can i do to stop this from happening.......clay
  2. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,170

    Go to a barber shop and get him to save you a bag of human hair, scatter it around the property. If they can't find food elsewhere this want even stop them but human scent keeps them out pretty well.
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Compound bow is an option.
    They have repellents for deer. I would just search the internet. I know of one that is an impact sprinkler that turns on when critters get too close.
  4. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,134

    There are some flowers you can plant that they dont like either. We have alot of deer in our woods because we have a nice food plot for them. They would also eat our garden because it is only 75yds uphill from the clover. We planted Marigolds around the edge of the garden and they worked great.
  5. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Deer repellent, dogs work, as do electric fences.
  6. gobblet

    gobblet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    Deer Off. Put in pump sprayer and do it once a month.
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,009

    Ive used a product called tree gaurd before with good resukts, 2 apps over the course of the winter.
  8. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    Get a beer drink it and wait untill dark and then pee on certin parts of the lawn. Might sound strange but it works and is all natural.
  9. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Messages: 1,582

    noy 100% i will find out what it is called deer x possibly when you plant you drop a cup full in the hole then plant as normal, as the plant grows the repellant goes through the plant the derr will take one bite and leave it. it also comes with a spray that is coyete piss smell bad for 2 days then it ok and the deer dont like it. i used it where the deer were eating everything at a job including holly,barberry,juinpers anything possible. so coytee piss works great
  10. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    so a twelve pack would work real good then. :waving:

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