There are several ways to deter deer from trampling through your garden. I cover some of them here, but today we’ll focus on a favorite—plants! This list may not hold true 100 percent of the time, but most of the time these plants will send deer running for the hills and away from your fruits and veggies.
Incorporate these plants in or near your garden to keep deer away.
Textured Plants for Keeping Deer Away
Rough, bristle-like textures are off-putting to deer, so give these plants a try.
Ornamental grasses, like switch grass or fountain grass
Fragrant Plants for Keeping Deer Away
Most herbs, such as rosemary, oregano, mint, lavender, and sage
Blue Mist Shrub
Plants That are Toxic to Deer
Deer’s instincts should keep them away from these plants that are toxic to them.