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Solving Deer Problems: How to Keep Them Out of Your Garden, Guaranteed (Solving Problems)
Synopses & Reviews
Fear the deer! Nature has never invented a more efficient killing machine, at least from the point of view of most garden plants. Able to leap an eight-foot fence, sneak silently through the suburbs at night, and outrun a greyhound (not to mention a beagle or Labrador retriever), the deer is the number one enemy not only of the gardener but of anyone who wants to relax in the backyard without catching Lyme disease from deer ticks or drive safely down a highway without fear of collision.
Solving Deer Problems is an invaluable manual that covers: How to build a fence that will deter and withstand a deer onslaught; the use of chemical weapons such as bottled deer repellent; how to choose plants deer will avoid (and also those that attract them); how to avoid deer on the road.
Peter Loewer also discusses why deer seem to be overrunning our suburban communities, and what can be done on the local level.
The best, foolproof ways to prevent deer from ruining your gardens and shrubs.
About the Author
Peter Loewer has written for all the national gardening magazines, and is the author and illustrator of several gardening books, including The Wild Gardener, which was deemed one of the 75 Great Gardening Books by the American Horticultural Society. His radio show, The Wild Gardener, can be heard on National Public Radio in western North Carolina. He sits on the board of the JC Raulston Arboretum, and his work is in the permanent collection of Carnegie Mellon's Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation.
Table of Contents
All about deer — Thoughts on deer — The triple threat — The wonderful world of fencing — Solutions on your own — A product roundup — Plants unpopular to deer — Lions and tigers and voles.
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