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Nov 2, 2017 8:45 PM CST
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Every year after halloween I hit the stores for marked down motion activated Deer, Groundhog, Rabbit chasers.

I have a dog but she is not left outside.

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They are 50% off now. I will go back later and pick up other motion activated scary stuff when they mark them down for 75% Rolling on the floor laughing

http://www.biglots.com/c/weekl...
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Nov 2, 2017 9:49 PM CST
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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that is brilliant, thank you for sharing. I will try to find them tomorrow.
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Nov 2, 2017 11:27 PM CST
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
While you are there do not forget to pick up the big package of AA batteries.
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Nov 3, 2017 12:13 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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That's a great idea, Cinta -- useful AND fun accents for the garden! Thumbs up
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Nov 3, 2017 5:39 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
@Weedwhacker
Although I have a private yard because I live on acres of land and the house sits back I still camaphlouge it so you only see the head peaking out. That is where the sensor it. It blends in with the garden. You do not see it unless you look real close.

I have tried the sprays but we have had so much rain in the summer everything washes off and they were eating my entire gardens. I picked up two last year and it really works.
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Nov 3, 2017 5:51 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
It would be a great addition to the "gardening ideas" forum ( https://garden.org/forums/view... )

So many of us have problems with deer in our gardens, and that is just such a fun solution!
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Nov 4, 2017 12:20 AM CST
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Weedwhacker said:It would be a great addition to the "gardening ideas" forum ( https://garden.org/forums/view... )

So many of us have problems with deer in our gardens, and that is just such a fun solution!


I saw 2 deer munching my landscape at 3:30pm with cars driving by. I ran out at them and chased them away. 3:30 PM?

I received a motion detector water spray device, and I have metal sheathed hose instructions. I will try it. If that doesn't work, I will embed stiff wires among my hostas and hope that pokes their eyes out.

If that doesn't work, there is the crossbow...
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Nov 4, 2017 10:58 AM CST
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
@Yardenman, You sound like me. I have set all kinds of traps and gadgets to save my plants. I was lucky enough to catch a closeout and get my hands on some wolf urine for $2.00. That worked good. I use that at their entrance points to stop them from entering.
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Nov 7, 2017 4:59 AM CST
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Cinta said:@Yardenman, You sound like me. I have set all kinds of traps and gadgets to save my plants. I was lucky enough to catch a closeout and get my hands on some wolf urine for $2.00. That worked good. I use that at their entrance points to stop them from entering.


My next idea would be laying 2"x3" vinyl fencing around the beds 2' high. They won't like stepping into THAT.

IF required, I can build a frame 3' high over my hostas. Hinged on the back for acess from the front. Black chicken wire is almost invisible for 10' away so it might look almost natural.

And if they keep showing up at twilight, I DO have the crossbow... A basement window left open 4" would be a perfect blind...
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