Deer-Resistant Landscaping: Proven Advice and Strategies for Outwitting Deer and 20 Other Pesky Mammals

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Rodale, Feb 3, 2009 - Gardening - 368 pages
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Every year, before they decide to take defensive action, vulnerable homeowners throughout North America suffer expensive damage as deer and various other pesky mammals devour their gardens and landscape plants. Deer-Resistant Landscaping by Neil Soderstrom arms homeowners with the proven strategies they need to repel and combat deer and 21 other troubling pests, from armadillos, chipmunks, and gophers to rabbits, raccoons, skunks, and squirrels.

Outstanding features include:

  • strategies for every season and every size pest--from simple, low-cost home remedies, scare tactics, and deterrents to live trapping, barriers, and community action procedures suitable for more intense problems
  • interviews with and tips from regional gardening and wildlife control experts from coast to coast
  • encyclopedic coverage of more than 1,000 resistant plants--especially those least likely to be grazed upon or destroyed by deer, based on scientific studies and a consensus of gardening authorities throughout the continent
  • stunning full-color wildlife photography featuring deer and pest behaviors as well as solutions and deterrents

With more than 400 of the author's own gorgeous wildlife photos as well as ones by the legendary naturalist Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III, the most published wildlife photographer in North America, Deer-Resistant Landscaping provides the most wide-ranging, authoritative, and helpful information on this topic ever assembled in one volume.

 

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Contents

Deer
2
OUTWITTING OTHER
57
Outwitting Other Mammals
58
Armadillos
66
Bears Black
70
Beavers and Muskrats
85
Chipmunks
90
Gophers Pocket
95
Skunks
164
Squirrels Ground
172
Squirrels Tree
179
Voles
188
Woodchucks and Marmots
201
Communicable Diseases and Parasites
210
DEERRESISTANT PLANTS
217
Research on Deer Resistance
218

Moles
104
Opossums Virginia
114
Collared Peccaries Javelinas
118
Porcupines
121
Rabbits and Hares
124
Raccoons
134
Rats and Mice
145
DeerResistant Plants
223
Profiles of DeerResistant Plants
260
Sources
327
Annotated Bibliography
329
Index
335
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Neil Soderstrom is a freelance author, editor, photographer, book producer, and author agent specializing in photo-illustrated articles and books for adults and kids. He has published countless articles in national magazines and his gardening photos regularly appear in books and magazines such as Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Country Living, Family Circle, and Mother Earth News. He lives in Wingdale, New York.

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