Here in the U.S., we have a lot of deer. So many in my area that we often see them chilling by the side of the road in groups like it ain’t no thing. And for those of you who grow flowers in your garden, you might know that they enjoy eating the fine delicacy that is your colorful tulips. They also love pansies, chrysanthemums, hyacinths… all the pretty stuff, the bastids.
There are lots of ways that you can keep the deer away, but they often includes deterrents such as urine (wolf, dog, fox, etc.), hot pepper spray, growing other plants around the tulips, deer repellent, or even human hair. Most of these options are a little unsavory or contain chemicals you don’t really want around.
My favorite way to keep the deer in check is to hang or grate some strong-smelling soap like Irish Spring around the flower beds. The deer dislike it and you don’t have to buy anything expensive or… you know, urine-y.