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When you plant deer resistant shrubs, you will help deter the pesky garden intruders and save your plants. While deer are lovely creatures, they can wreak havoc on your garden, destroying all your hard work in just a few short minutes of stomping through your prized garden beds and grazing on your favorite plants.
Nothing will completely dissuade a determined deer from destroying your favorite ferns or prized perennials. But planting the right additions to your yard can discourage them from the feast.
Deer resistant shrubs are a hundred percent deer-proof. However, deer have a highly well-tuned sense of smell. Some plants seem to attract them to your yard more than others. For example, petunias, an annual flower, seem to catch their interest.
Conversely, they appear to be turned off by other aromas. The more potent, spicier, floral essential oils contained in the leaves, stems, or petals of other plants deter them.
You can try to plant specific deer resistant shrubs close to the more attractive plants to repel them. However, some are more persistent (or hungrier, perhaps?), and you might not convince them to leave those attractive flowers alone. In that case, you can swap out the deer-attracting plants for deer resistant shrubs and plants.
Choosing deer resistant shrubs does not mean that you will sacrifice beauty for function! TN Nursery has almost three dozen deer resistant shrubs and flowers in our catalog--here are three of our tried-and-true staff picks you might consider.
Although they are lovely, deer can be a nuisance in the yard. If you need help finding deer resistant shrubs to suit your region, you are in the right place. Our website detects your local growing zone and points you to the appropriate solutions. Of course, our friendly team is always ready to assist you make a decision or help you with an order.