The Damage: A few deer can wreck your garden overnight. They eat ornamentals as well as vegetables (they love tulips and hostas), and they nip the tender buds off shrubs. The bucks damage trees by scraping their antlers. What they don’t eat, they trample.
The Solution: No one control works for these hardened repeat offenders. But you can keep them guessing with a combination of fencing, sprays, and solid scent repellents. Here are some of the most effective ones: