Deer and Rabbit Resistant Garden Guide
Deer and Rabbit Resistant Plants
Create a beautiful and worry-free garden with our selection of deer and rabbit resistant plants. These carefully chosen varieties not only add color and texture to your landscape, but also deter unwanted grazing, allowing your garden to flourish without constant protection. Download or print a planting map for your home here.
Planting + Plant Choice: Erect fences or barriers around your garden area to keep deer and rabbits out. Look for plants with strong scents, prickly textures, or bitter tastes, as these are often avoided by these animals.
Create a diverse landscape: Incorporate a mix of different plant species and textures in your garden. Deer and rabbits are less likely to be attracted to a garden with a diverse range of plants.
Choose repellents: Utilize natural or commercial repellents to discourage deer and rabbits from entering your garden. Apply them according to the instructions and reapply as needed, especially after rain.
Consider vertical gardening: Grow plants vertically using trellises or fences. This not only saves space but also makes it more difficult for deer and rabbits to reach and browse on your plants.
Maintain proper garden hygiene: Keep your garden clean and tidy by removing fallen fruits, leaves, and debris regularly. This minimizes potential food sources that might attract deer and rabbits.
Monitor and adjust: Regularly inspect your garden for signs of animal activity. If you notice any damage or intrusion, adjust your strategies accordingly by reinforcing barriers or trying different repellents.
By following these steps, you can create a deer and rabbit resistant garden that allows your plants to thrive while minimizing the risk of damage from these animals.