Category Archives: Predators

Deer Problems


The deer completely devoured the bottoms of my beautiful holly bushes this winter. What should I do if anything?

Deer have had a tough time this winter with all of the snow accumulation we have received this year. Prune the top of the holly back a bit to allow light to shine on the bottom branches. Give your holly some fertilizer this spring; Hollytone is a good choice. Feed it this spring and again in late summer. Next year, use some deer repellant. I like to use the deer tape from Messina Wildlife. It has kept deer from getting in to my garden regularly.
Hope this helps. Good luck.