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Keep Deer Out of Your Garden with Herbs

By Edited Feb 9, 2016 1 3

Deer cause a lot of destruction and devastation in a garden. They have voracious appetites and will eat your garden plants down to nubs in the ground. There are many methods used to keep deer out of a garden. Many times you have to try more than one before you will get the one that works for you. Some of methods can be very expensive such as installing double fences or electric fences. Other methods are time consuming and involve a lot of back breaking labor such as building a moat or a large stone wall. This is a solution that is easy for a gardener and adds beauty to your garden rather than detract from the beauty of a garden.

Things You Will Need

A green thumb

Step 1

Choose garden plants that deer do not like. If you plant plants that deer are attracted to, of course they will come into your garden and have a feast. That is not to say you shouldn't plant what you want and what you like. You should have your garden as you need or want. Plant herbs around the perimeter of you garden or in between other plants to keep the deer away.

Deer do not like Anise, Horehound, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, any type of mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Tarragon and Thyme.

Planting these herbs around the perimeter of you garden is especially effective because many times deer won't venture past the perimeter to find something better to eat. Of course, if they are very hungry, chances are they will. This is not a fool proof method, but it definitely does help.

This is a great natural way to keep deer out of your garden. These plants add a beautiful touch to your garden. Try any or all of them to see what works for you.

Tips & Warnings



Oct 22, 2009 12:50pm
Good tips. TX and a thumbs up.
Nov 6, 2009 8:38pm
Didn't know that deer didn't like those herbs! Thumbs up
Sep 28, 2010 9:27pm
Very good article that has all of the features that readers look for including accurate content, interesting information, and great ideas!
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