Synopses & Reviews
Every year the damage done by North America's growing deer population increases. With this one-of-a-kind book, readers can make their property as unappealing to deer as possible.
Rhonda Massingham Hart, bestselling author of Bugs, Slugs, and Other Thugs, offers environmentally responsible deer-control techniques that really work. Readers will learn how to identify deer damage, make their own deterrents, select effective commercial repellents, and design a landscape that literally repels deer. Hart also provides lists of the plants deer like and dislike, as well as information about deer behavior throughout the year. Armed with this book, readers can keep their yards and gardens safe from the ever-increasing nuisance of deer damage. A Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club's Country Homes & Gardens Club.
With this one-of-a-kind book, you can make your property as unappealing to deer as possible. Readers will learn how to identify damage, make deterrents, design a landscape that repels deer, and more.
Protect your landscape and garden investments from the ravages of deer.
The bestselling author of Bugs, Slugs and Other Thugs: Controlling Garden Pests Organically offers environmentally responsible deer-control techniques that really work.
With Deer Proofing Your Yard and Garden, you'll learn how to:
-- Identify deer damage
-- Make your own homemade deterrents
-- Select commercial repellents that work
-- Design a landscape that literally repels deer
-- Join your neighbors in developing community deer management strategies
You'll also find comprehensive lists of the plants deer most like and dislike, as well as information about deer behavior throughout the year.
About the Author
Master Gardener Rhonda Massingham Hart is the author of Dirt Cheap Green Thumb, Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden, Squirrel Proofing Your Home & Garden, North Coast Roses, and Trellising. Rhonda has written articles for a variety of magazines, including Flower & Garden, Woman"s Day Better Living, and Fine Gardening magazines. Her desire to deer- and squirrel-proof comes from her mutual respect for people and animals and from a desire to incorporate wildlife into our yards and lives. She has lectured extensively on pest proofing and organic gardening techniques and taught continuing adult education classes at her local community college.
Table of Contents
1 Where Deer Are Found
2 Getting to Know Deer
3 What Are the Damages?
5 Deer Deterrents
6 Fencing Lessons
7 Community Efforts