Want to grow hostas but can't keep the deer from eating them. Protect your hostas from deer damage with these simple tips.
There are several methods you can try.
Install a physical barrier around the plant, such as a fence or netting.
Use deer-resistant plants like astilbes or hellebores to create a border around the hostas.
Use deer repellents. I've use some great ones that are very effective.
The key to using repellents is to start spraying them as soon as they emerge from the ground. Deer need to know early on the plant is not palatable so they choose a different path.
I spray my hostas the moment they emerge from the ground, and then a few more times as they grow until they reach their mature size. After that, it’s more maintenance spraying depending on the product.
Follow along to learn more about hostas and my favorite deer repellents for them.