How to Keep Deer Away From Tulips


One plant deer love to eat is tulips. Deer have no problem venturing onto your property at night while you sleep to devour all of your sweet-smelling tulips. You do not have to put up with this type of devastation. You can use a few techniques that will keep the deer from either enjoying the rest of your tulips or from being able to reach them in the first place.

Step 1

Spray the urine of a coyote or a fox around the perimeter of your tulips. The deer will smell the predator and think it is nearby. This will scare them from coming close enough to your tulips to eat them.

Step 2

Beat two eggs and one cup of water together until well blended. Then add the mixture to a garden sprayer. Pour in one gallon of water and mix together. Set this mixture out in the sun with the lid off. Once it begins to smell, you can spray it over your tulips. The deer hate this smell and won't come anywhere near your tulips.

Step 3

Set up a motion sprinkler a few feet in front of your tulips. When the deer come close, it will blast them with water. This will scare the unsuspecting deer, and they will run away.

Step 4

Put up an electric fence. Fences are the best way to keep deer from eating flowers on your property. They cost more, but are a permanent solution.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not hunt and kill the deer to keep them away from your tulips, unless you plan on using their meat to feed your family.

Things You'll Need

  • Coyote or fox urine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 gallon and 1 cup of water
  • Garden sprayer
  • Motion sprinkler
  • Electric fence


  • University of Minnesota Extension: FAQ-Deer
Keywords: deer repellent, deer control, protecting tulips

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