What can I do? Gardeners are asking themselvesand expertsthis question with increasing urgency about the deer that threaten their carefully cultivated lawns and gardens. With the increased development of suburban and rural land and the lack of natural predators, deer populations are exploding and living closer to humans than ever beforeand they’re nibbling on more beloved blooms as well. How can the deer be stopped? What plants are safe? Peter Loewer has the answers in Solving Deer Problems.
In this manual, he addresses several key topics, including plants that will withstand a whitetail attack, chemicals that can safely be used as deer repellants, fences that will keep deer away from those choice garden beds, trapping and relocating cervids and other garden pests, and numerous tricks to keep the pesky creatures out of your yard. Peter also discusses the less-prominent threat of deer-borne diseases and ticks and how to protect yourself and your pets. He even touches on car vs. deer collisions and how you can prepare yourself to achieve the best outcome incase a deer is ever caught in your headlights.
Don’t wait until your prize flowers, vegetables, or shrubs are a deer’s meal. Pick up Solving Deer Problems for all the clear answers on what you can do about your deer problem.
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About the Author
Peter Loewer has contributed to many national gardening magazines and is the author and illustrator of many gardening books, including The Wild Gardener, called one of the 75 Great Gardening Books by the American Horticultural Society. He contributes to The Wild Gardener, broadcast in Western North Carolina by Asheville-FM. He teaches Art History and Pen & Ink Drawing at AB-Tech Community College and sits on the board of the Colburn Earth Science Museum. His work is in the permanent collection of Carnegie Mellon’s Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 All About Deer 5
Chapter 2 Thoughts About Deer (and a Few Other Garden Animals) 25
Chapter 3 The Triple Threat 43
Chapter 4 The Wonderful World of Fencing 67
Chapter 5 Solutions on Your Own 85
Chapter 6 A Product Roundup of Chemical Deer Repellents-and a Few Others That Annoy or Shoot! 97
Chapter 7 Lions and Tigers and Moles 107
Chapter 8 Stone Gardens, Container Gardens, and Moss Gardens 121
Chapter 9 Plants Unpopular with Deer 147
Chapter 10 Some Great Flowering Plants from a California Nursery 257
Chapter 11 If You Can't Beat 'em, Join 'em 283
Appendix 1 Wildlife and Conservation Agencies in the United States 293
Appendix 2 Deer Depredation Permits 297