Deer Proofing Your Yard and Garden

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Dealing with unwanted deer is frustrating and challenging for even the most patient of gardeners and homeowners. Which repellents work, and which ones don't? How long do they last? Which plants are truly deerproof? What kinds of health risks do deer really pose? In this completely updated and revised edition of her popular book, Rhonda Massingham Hart shares the latest research on deer behavior and food preferences, as well as her hands-on experience in successfully combatting deer, from choosing the best fence ...
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Overview


Dealing with unwanted deer is frustrating and challenging for even the most patient of gardeners and homeowners. Which repellents work, and which ones don't? How long do they last? Which plants are truly deerproof? What kinds of health risks do deer really pose? In this completely updated and revised edition of her popular book, Rhonda Massingham Hart shares the latest research on deer behavior and food preferences, as well as her hands-on experience in successfully combatting deer, from choosing the best fence to planting the most deer-detested plants.
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“…a practical…paperback that offers beleaguered homeowners advice on designing a garden that deer will find unappealing.” --Country Living

“This paperback book tells you…how to confuse deer and how to design a landscape that deer won’t like.” --Austin American-Statesman

“The book teaches you how to create a landscape to deter deer, which deer products work, and which ones don’t.” --Des Moines Register

“This handy guide offers steps to make gardens less appetizing using effective, environmentally responsible techniques.” --Indianapolis Star


“Hart…not only gives deer-proofing ideas, but she explains deer behavior and preferences so readers can better under what attracts and deters the animals.” --Akron Beacon Journal

“…Hart helps homeowners develop a strategy to discourage uninvited diners…” --Akron Beacon Journal

“…Hart’s compilation of research, product information, and source lists is sure to be valued by those dealing with this problem . . . highly recommended for public libraries, particularly in suburban and rural locations.” --Library Journal

“If deer raids on the garden are a problem, here is the solution.” --Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580175852
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 303,300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Rhonda Massingham Hart is a master gardener and the author of Vertical Vegetables & Fruit, The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb, Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden, and Squirrel Proofing Your Home & Garden. She has written articles for a variety of magazines, including Flower & Garden, Woman’s Day, and Fine Gardening. She writes extensively on organic gardening techniques and lives in Washington State.

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Table of Contents


1. Not Your Ordinary Problem
2. Getting to Know Deer
3. What Are the Damages?
4. Deer-o-Scaping
5. Deer Deterrents
6. The Deerproof Garden
7. Community Efforts
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