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Put Deer Resistant Plants in Your Yard
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Put Deer Resistant Plants in Your Yard

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

They’ll eat almost anything if they’re hungry enough. That’s the first thing to understand about deer and plants. But given the array of table fare available to them in Northern Virginia, they may ignore any deer-resistant plants you put in your yard.

 

This spring, instead of planting a menu for deer, plan for deer. The best protection for your plants is a fence, but that may not be practical. There are, however, native plants that can put the odds of deer browsing in your favor. Trout lily, Jack-in-the-pulpit, lobelia and ironweed are perennials that fall low on the deer’s choice of favorite treats. Beech, birch, black locust and maples are trees that do well in deer country, and shrubs to consider include American bayberry, beautyberry, red buckeye and some viburnums.

 

There are many other choices, and you will find more information about deer resistant plants on the Fairfax County Park Authority website atwww.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/resources/nrp_deerresistantplants.htm or at Green Spring Gardens located at 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria VA. For more information call 703-642-5173.

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