What to Plant Around the Garden to Discourage Animals

Q.  What do I plant around the garden to keep animals out

A.  Fast-growing tall hedges – about 10 years ago!

Seriously, I don’t know of anything – short of a tall fence – that will discourage animals.   Even an electric fence won’t keep deer out, unless it has several strands – as we’ve discovered in the Utah Hogle Zoo garden in SLC, Utah.

And smaller animals aren’t deterred even by an electric fence.  The best solution is a fence with small enough squares to keep even the rabbits and squirrels out.  Anything less is just a paliative measure, and a waste of time.