Category Archives: Gardening

Keeping Deer Out of Your Garden

Keeping Deer Out of Your Garden

Are the deer in your area making a meal out of the plants in your garden? You could use harsh chemicals to keep them away, but this approach can wind up doing more harm than good. Fortunately, there are a number of other ways to make your garden less appealing to deer as well.

Add scented plants, like lavender or marigolds, to your garden.

Deer typically do their best to steer clear of plants that have a strong scent. These scents can stick to their legs and make it more difficult for them to sense predators in the wild. If the deer are getting a little too comfortable in your garden, add a few aromatic plants like lavender or marigolds to your flowerbeds. This will give the deer a good incentive to stay away.

Hang decorations that make noise.

Deer constantly have their guard up as they listen for potential signs of trouble. Hanging wind chimes or other noise-making decorations can make deer wary of loitering around your garden for too long. If you want to go the extra mile, you can even find ultrasonic devices that are specifically designed as deer deterrents.

Install a deer fence.

Deer are impressive jumpers, so if you decide to install a fence around your garden, it will need to be at least 8 feet high. Make sure it’s clearly visible so that deer don’t accidentally get tangled up in it either. For more suggestions on how to make an effective deer fence, check out this helpful guide from the University of Vermont!

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Don’t Make These Mulching Mistakes in Your Garden

With springtime in full swing, you may be preparing to freshen up your flowerbeds with new plantings and a healthy layer of mulch. In addition to giving your garden a neat, finished appearance, mulch also offers important practical benefits, preventing weed growth and helping the soil retain moisture. If you’re not careful with your mulching… Continue Reading

How to Help Trees and Shrubs Recover From Winter Damage

How to Help Trees and Shrubs Recover From Winter Damage

At this point in the season, you may be concerned about the effect all this harsh winter weather is having on your landscaping. The good news is, healthy trees and shrubs are pretty resilient, so you shouldn’t have to worry too much about most of the plantings on your property. If you’re still worried about… Continue Reading

Ways to Recycle Autumn Leaves

Ways to Recycle Autumn Leaves

Many horticulturists argue that recycling your autumn leaves as opposed to simply disposing of them is not only healthier for your lawn, but better for the environment. That’s why we put together a few suggestions on how to properly recycle your autumn leaves. Composting Fallen leaves are gold mines for nutrients, and composting is one… Continue Reading

The Benefits of Picking New Flowers Each Year for Your Garden

The Benefits of Picking New Flowers Each Year for Your Garden

Gardening in the spring and summer can be some of the most enjoyable times if you like taking the time to work on your yard. Picking different flowers each year can help you mix up your garden and the look of your property. It will diverse your flower pallet for the better. How to Choose… Continue Reading

Keep These Tree Pruning Tips in Mind This Summer

Do the trees in your yard need some TLC? It’s typically a good idea to do most of your heavy pruning just prior to winter, but you can do some light pruning in the summer to keep your trees looking their best as well. This time of year, you just need to be careful about… Continue Reading

Tips for Transplanting Mature Trees

Tips for Transplanting Mature Trees

Transplanting shrubs and ornamental plants is fairly common, but sometimes it is desirable to transplant a mature tree as well. There are many reasons why a property owner may wish to move a mature tree, including new additions to a building, aesthetics, or because a tree is not thriving in the location where it was… Continue Reading

Landscaping During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Landscaping During the Coronavirus Pandemic

It’s finally spring, which means its lawn and landscaping season. Maintaining your yard during this time can be tough because many people are staying indoors and keeping themselves healthy with the Coronavirus Pandemic devastating the world. Many people are working from home, taking care of their kids, and practicing social distancing.  If you don’t have… Continue Reading