Keeping hungry deer away this winter
As we move into the cold weather of the season, many homeowners are faced with the problem of deer moving onto their property in search of food. As snow covers the grass and plants that make up their usual diet, deer turn to new sources such as chewing on leaves, twigs, and the bark of woody plants and trees. This can result in misshapen plants, damage to a limb, or if allowed to continue long enough, death to the entire shrub or tree. At Gerbert & Sons we will determine the most appropriate, effective, and environmentally friendly deer deterrent solution for your property. Our professionals will apply an organic anti-deer spray around the areas of the yard that are threatened by deer encroachment to keep them from feeding on your plantings and trees. Deer netting is another safe strategy for protecting shrubs and small trees, while allowing them to receive the benefits of sun and rain. This lightweight and flexible mesh envelopes the entire plant, creating a physical barrier that prevents damage from foraging deer. If necessary, this netting can be used to create deer fencing to protect larger areas of your yard. Solar deer repellent lights are also available, which use illuminated LED lights that blink in patterns to scare away the deer from moving in closer to your property. Consider the threat of deer in your area when creating any new landscaping and gardening plans, and opt for known deer-resistant plants and shrubs to keep this problem at a minimum.
Button up your yard for the season
Now that the last stubborn leaves have fallen to the ground and before the snow begins to pile up, it’s a good time for some final yard attention. Make sure there are no standing piles of leaves hiding in a corner, or damaged or fallen branches that should be repaired or removed. Be sure vulnerable shrubs and young trees have been wrapped with protection from the harsh wind and ice coming in the winter months ahead. A little care now will make for an easier and healthier reawakening next spring.
Have Gerbert & Sons create a deer control solution for your property and have it tidied up for the winter.