Adorable, graceful and known for their blank stares at oncoming traffic, deer are delightful woodland creatures that roam virtually everywhere, including your garden. A ubiquitous garden threat, deer damage to plants and shrubs happens to be the No. 1 complaint by rural and urban gardeners alike. Those long svelte legs easily leap over fences, giving the animals open range to graze on the flowers and plants you've worked hard to grow.
Deer can be especially harmful to young plants and shrubs that have barely started growing. You can protect shrubs or saplings by wrapping their bases with aluminum foil. The foil should at least be as high as your waist because deer are very adept to feeding on plants that are shorter than they are. This foil force field can also deter other pesky nibblers like mice and rabbits.