Urban Wildlife: Making your garden less attractive to deer We're lucky to live in a city with so much green space, but it does mean a few unwelcome visitors treating our yards like all-you-can-eat salad bars. Deer are not uncommon in Ottawa gardens, and as beautiful as they are, they are voracious eaters who can decimate your plant life pretty quickly. While there are few plants that are deer-proof, there are some that are deer-resistant. Here's our list list of candidates for a less deer-friendly garden.
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In Defense of the Lawn A lot of garden talk the last few years has been about the trend away from having lawns, mostly because they require a lot of water and our summers appear to have been getting hotter and drier. Before you grab that spade and start removing turf and lifting sod, grass has a lot of benefits we may be overlooking. Here’s a little primer on the benefits of a healthy expanse of lawn.
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Rodent and Deer Damage to Trees Until snow has melted and ground has thawed, food can be quite scarce for deer, rabbits and mice. They are forced to look to alternate food sources for survival, and some of those tasty treats are in your garden. The most significant damage they cause to trees is by peeling bark off in strips to eat. This can ultimately kill the tree. There are some things that can be done treat the damage, but the best solution is to make...
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