How to Make Your Own Deer Repellent for Flowers

Overview

If you live near wooded areas or a other location where deer exist, you may have problems with deers getting into your garden. Deer love to feed on flowers and seeds and they walk on flower beds. Deers will also be attracted to vegetable gardens.

Step 1

Add 1 cup water and 1 tbsp. minced garlic to a small pot and bring to a boil. Scoop out the cloves and toss them around your garden.

Step 2

Continue boiling the water and stir in the two eggs. Add 1 cup skim milk powder after mixing well. Continue stirring until the powder has dissolved.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into a plastic gallon jug and add just enough water to fill up the jug. Let the mixture sit in direct sunlight for at least one day. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on your plants.

Step 4

Boil a larger amount of minced garlic if you're afraid the deer problem still persists. Try spreading garlic out farther and along the areas where the deer continue to enter your property.

Step 5

Consider installing a larger fence to keep out deer if the problem continues and you have to constantly spray your flowers with repellent. The repellent usually lasts for three to five days, but if the deer problem persists, you will have to keep your yard fenced.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • Pot
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup skim milk powder

References

  • Deer Repellent Recipes You Can Make Yourself
  • Keeping Bambi Away with Natural Deer Repellents
Keywords: deer intruding, spread garlic, flower bed

About this Author

Greg Lindberg is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in creative writing. His professional writing experience includes three years of technical writing for an agriculture IT department and a major pharmaceutical company, as well as four years as staff writer for a music and film webzine.