- Thank you Marianne Binetti For The Daily News
August is one of the driest months in Western Washington and dry weather can attract deer to your home landscape….
The over population of our local deer can be blamed on a lack of natural predators and perhaps some misguided attempts to protect wildlife. The now preferred diet that some deer have for lush landscape plants over native vegetation is not good for their health. Deer in your garden are not good for your health either. Lyme disease contacted from deer ticks has now been reported in all 50 states with more cases reported each year.
The bad news is in deer infested neighborhoods of Western Washing, a deer-proof garden is almost impossible without a tall and sturdy fence.
“We all know how beautiful they are…but….”-Ray Dean