Deer Repellent

Nhu Nguyen
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 10:08:04 PDT
Hi Mark,

I want to reflect on Mary Sue's suggestion of liquid fence. I garden for a
few years in an area very close to a large park where many deer (and
mountain lions that eat the deer) roam. It was absolutely frustrating to
have buds of flowers and young shoots eaten by the deer. They tend to go for
garden plants in the spring, but especially summer where there isn't a whole
lot of food in the wild. Our Californian summer lasts until the end of
September-early October so they get really desperate by the end. Spraying
Liquid Fence helps when they're not so desperate but they don't care so much
by the end of summer. So what I have done was to use a double spray, Liquid
Fence and then another product that is extremely bitter (I've accidentally
got some on my tongue once). The smell of Liquid Fence is suppose to mimic
large cats, and the bitter stuff is suppose to make the leaves unpalatable.
This combination works well but the problem is that I forget to spray it
sometimes (once every 3 weeks usually does the trick) and the next morning
comes with immense frustration.

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 8:37 AM, Mary Sue Ittner <> wrote:

> Someone suggested Liquid Fence when we were planting a public access
> trail that couldn't be fenced. I was dubious, but it really seemed to
> help

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