This is the time of the year the deer and active, hungry and in the rutt.
Saplings and other small trees should be protected with Tree Guard to stop the bucks from rubbing the bark off the trees.
Use a deer repellent like Deer Scram, Deer Stopper, Bobex or another product.
Start with protecting trees from deer. Tree Guard to stop the bucks from rubbing the trunks of saplings and other trees. Then sprays and netting to stop them from chewing.
Hydrangeas can be temperamental bloomers in our climate. Surround plants with tomato stakes and then hang burlap around the shrubs to stop the buds from freezing.
Plants which were bothered by fungal diseases should be cut back and their foliage removed. Don’t compost the leaves, you might be spreading the disease into the compost.
I like to leave most other perennials and annuals in the garden. It’s a great place for beneficial insects to over winter and any seeds will be enjoyed by the birds.
Spray rhododendrons and azaleas with Wilt Pruf to keep the plants happy through the winter.