Backyard Deer Deterrents: the dirt on keeping deer out of your garden without breaking the bank.

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Taste & Scent

Spray deer repellentIf you do a web search for "deer deterrent", dozens of products will pop up that promise to keep your garden deer-free.  The majority of these deer repellents are taste- or scent-based --- you spray something on your plants and the deer are supposed to steer clear.  There are also recipes for homemade versions that you can cook up in your kitchen.

Let's look at how these repellents work (when they do.)  Spray deer repellents can be divided up into two categories --- those that work by taste and those that work by scent.

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