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Deer Safe Plants

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by h-man, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. h-man

    h-man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I plan on redoing an entier landscape, and the customer want all deer sfe plantings. Any ideas which plants/shrubs are deer proof? Also any ideas on how to simply keep the deer away from your flower beds, other than open season? All help is appriciated and thank you in advance for all of your help.
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    Deer are like goats- they will eat any thing esp with the winter that we had this year. If they have a choice they will choose not to eat certain plants, BUT..... A simple electric fence will always keep them out. Joel
  4. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    True,nothing is deer proof.If you are hungry enough,you will eat wood.:D
  5. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,211

  6. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    I would stick in a few plants that have small thorns on them such as a few varieties of barberry mixed with other plants to discourage deer from getting near the other plants.

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