This article contains links, which if you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no additional cost to you. There is nothing that creates curb appeal like a lush, green, well-maintained lawn. It is your home’s first impression to the world! Having a beautiful lawn is the great obsession of … Read more
This article contains links, which if you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no additional cost to you. Flowering Shrubs Flowering shrubs are an important part of a well-designed landscape. Easy-to-grow flowering shrubs can turn a landscape into a retreat! Landscape designers use shrubs to bring structure and substance … Read more
As a trained horticulturist, I can say that it isn’t always easy to identify trees; especially from a distance. However, the Sycamore tree is one that is not only easy to identify but a beautiful part of the fall and winter landscape. Sycamore trees have a distinctive, mottled green, brown and white bark. As the … Read more
I have lived in northeastern Ohio my whole life and seeing deer is commonplace, even in densely populated suburban and urban areas. My husband Jimmy and I like to walk through many of the beautiful public parks and it isn’t uncommon to see deer grazing. Quite often, we are able to walk within 5 feet of them and they are not skittish or frightened by our presence. It is as if they expect to see us! Last week we saw a mother nursing her baby from about 15 feet away. The mother saw us but didn’t mind us watching. I love seeing them in nature. Their big brown eyes are adorable and they are beautiful… until they start devouring my landscape!
Realtree.com estimates that Ohio has 18.3 deer per square mile, third highest in the country. So Ohio gardeners especially know how deer can make their yard a nightly buffet. There are many products designed to help keep deer away, however they generally need to be reapplied regularly and aren’t an effective long-term solution. One of the best strategies is to continue to add deer resistant shrubs and plants to your landscape. Although there isn’t any plant that is deer-proof, they certainly have favorite plants and will seek those out over those that they find distasteful.
Below is a list of deer resistant shrubs and trees. If you live in an area with a high deer population, these plants won’t be their favorites and will make it easier to have a beautiful, enjoyable landscape. Also, see our list of deer resistant annuals and perennials.