Deer are a big problem in suburban Maryland; they can cause some considerable damage to landscaping in Silver Spring MD. However, there are some steps you can take to protect your trees and prevent devastating damage.
Deer are famous for devouring summer gardens, and they can also destroy your grass. But the real damage from deer comes in the fall, when deer rub against trees to remove the velvet off of their antlers. And the rubbing continues during the mating season, stripping the bark off of your trees, preventing the trees from getting the right nutrition. Older trees will become susceptible to disease, and young newly planted trees can be destroyed. So what can you do?
- Apply deer repellant prevent deer from chewing and eating brush and trees (although it will need to be reapplied after rain or snow).
- Add tree fencing around a grove of trees, at 6-8 feet of height.
- Place tree guards made of chicken wire or mesh netting to protect individual trees.
- Prune lower limbs from trees during the winter to discourage deer from nibbling on fruit trees and rubbing on others.
For more information on landscaping in Silver Spring MD, please contact the expert landscapers at East coast Landscape Design. We understand that a professionally designed, properly installed and maintained landscape adds beauty and function to your home. It also adds immense value and curb appeal to your Silver Spring, MD home.