Perennials are springing up everywhere. And the herbivores are loving it. The hostas pictured above are always the first course. Around here, the biggest culprit of garden dining are deer.
Who knew Irish Spring soap was good for more than just keeping you clean and smelling good?
As it turns out, the strong-smelling soap can be used to keep herbivores like deer away from your garden by cutting a bar into pieces, stuffing the pieces in socks and stapling the socks to stakes, according to Curbly.
Mammals like rabbits and deer find the stench of Irish Spring soap loathsome, so it works as a perfect deterrent. And because the soap is rainproof, you don’t have to worry about it turning to suds as soon as it gets wet.
Just cut a bar into cubes, wrap the cubes in scraps of cloth, and staple them onto stakes.Drive the stakes in among the tantalizing vegetation. I also cut smaller bits to scatter along the ground.