Deer are beautiful animals, but they tend to get in the way of everyday life. Not only are they known to hazardously dodge out in front of moving cars on roadways, but they are also common culprits for damaging gardens and landscaping. If you want to deter deer from chomping on the plants in your garden – most deer will try anything once – you should consider implementing deer resistant plants. Lehnhoff’s Landscaping is here to fill you in on some of your options.
What Are Deer Resistant Plants?
As their name suggests, deer resistant plants are plants with elements that make them seem undesirable to deer. Due to the scent of these plants, deer are likely to rule it out as a food source and move onto the next appealing option.
Where Should I Put Deer Resistant Plants?
If you want to keep deer out of your garden, your best bet is to line the perimeter with deer resistant plants and place a few throughout your garden. If you have a vegetable garden, consider growing strongly scented plants and herbs that will deter deer like onions, basil, mint, and thyme. They will keep the deer away, and you will save money on your grocery bill! If you are worried that deer resistant plants won’t be aesthetically appealing in your garden – don’t be. You have several beautiful deer resistant plant options to choose from.
What Types of Plants are Deer Resistant?
Perennials, shrubs, and flower bulbs are all deer resistant plants. If you want a deer resistant plant that provides a splash of color, consider the bee balm. It is also rabbit resistant! Catmint is also deer resistant, due to its odor. If you are looking for a deer resistant grass, consider blue fescue. The following are some more deer resistant plant options:
- Bleeding Heart (Dicentra Spectabilis)
- Common Foxglove (Digitalis Purpurea)
- Wood Fern (Dryopteris Marginalis)
- Purple Coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea)
- Lavender (Lavandula)
- Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis)
- Mint (Mentha)
- Spider Flower (Cleome)
For a full list of deer resistant plants, click here.
Get In Touch With Lehnhoff’s Landscaping Today
Lehnhoff’s Landscaping offers professional and exceptional outdoor lighting and landscaping year round. We can help keep deer out of your garden! We serve Baltimore, Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Clarksville, Howard County, Ellicott City, Kingsville, Bowie, Pasadena, Towson, and many other areas throughout Maryland.
You can contact Lehnhoff’s Landscaping for all of your Baltimore landscaping needs by calling 443.921.5789 today!