July! August! Temperatures in the 90’s, even over 100!
Don’t remind me, right? As you relax in your pool or sit in the comfort of your air conditioned living room, remember what it was like 6 or 7 months ago.
Snow covered the ground and it was C O L D. And when you looked out on you lawn, the snow was pristine smooth, uninterrupted, beautiful. Right?
Yeah, smooth for maybe one day! Then came the tracks, DEER TRACKS! At first just a few, then more and more. Before you knew it, those deer tracks came right up to your house, and pretty soon some of your shrubs started getting pruned–nibbled at and eaten back by those cute, pretty things we call “deer”, but not “dear”.
Nothing you could do then except stand out there all night to scare them away and who wants to do that. You promised yourself that come spring you’d check out getting some kind of deer fence.
But when the snow melted away and the hostas and tulips started coming out, lo and behold, the deer decided they needed pruning too. Now in mid summer, as you look out you see stunted bushes because you didn’t have a deer fence over the winter. You don’t know if you’ll have any hosta plants or tulips next year because you didn’t have any deer fence to protect them.
This summer I’ve talked to several people who have just gotten tired of having the deer traipse through their property, eating shrubs and flower bulbs in the winter. They’ve taken the step this summer to have us install a deer fence, a wire mesh attached to round wooden poles. Admittedly its an investment (its not cheap), but neither are your shrubs and flower bulbs cheap.
I’ve also talked to several people who have had our deer fence installed for several years and they are more than satisfied with the results.
Why don’t you check out the deer fence possibility. You don’t need to fence in your whole property, maybe just an area around the house. Maybe its vegetables you want to protect–we can put up a deer fence around that too.