|February 8, 2016|
|Green Thumb Tip|
|Protect your garden from deer damage! You've invested time and money, possibly blood, sweat and tears into your landscape. You may also have had the frustrating experience of finding that the deer had eaten half your garden while you slept, or stripped the bark off your tender young tree with their antlers. There are a number of tactics you can employ to protect your plantings, but they boil down to four main strategies: 1) Planting selectively: Avoid planting things that are known to be deer favorites. This can vary from one herd to another, but there are many plants that seem to be universally palatable to deer. Our landscape designers can recommend deer-resistant plants. 2) Strong odors: Apply commercially available or homemade deer repellant sprays, suspend strong floral scented soaps in or near plants, or spread animal-based fertilizers like bloodmeal, bonemeal or Milorganite around susceptible plants. 3) Physical barriers: Fence your yard (most effective method of all) or net susceptible plants, especially evergreens in winter. You can also plant deer favorites among strongly scented or thorny plants as a deterrent. Wrap the trunks of young trees in September to protect from bucks when they rub the velvet from their antlers in the Fall. 4) Scare tactics: Install lighting with motion sensors in your garden. You can also get devices that shoot water when a motion detector is tripped, and baited, battery-operated stakes that shock the nose of curious deer. Of course, a diligent dog can be wonderfully effective! If you don't have the time or inclination to stay on high alert for deer damage, our partner company We Stop Deer (888) 503-8313 offers a deer repellent service. Call for a free estimate and mention Stony Brook Gardens to get your first spray free. Best of luck in your battle against deer damage!|
Route 31 & Yard Road Pennington, NJ 08534 (609)737-7644
We are honored to be named one of the "Best Garden and Landscaping Centers in New Jersey"
|Stony Brook Gardens is your source for everything you
need for your garden. We carry a tremendous selection of landscape plants,
fine gardening tools, unusual garden ornaments, gifts, pottery, statuary,
and the finest selection of perennial and annual plants in the area.
Whether you are a "Do-it-your-selfer" or someone who would prefer a master plan and installation, we have the custom service to meet your needs. Gardens, Walls, Decks, Patios, Screening are just a few of the services we provide.
Be sure to get your Customer Loyalty Card. Applications available at the Garden Center.
Ornamental, Landscape Plants, such as Annuals, Perennials, Culinary Herbs, Tropicals and Waterplants are available in great variety at Stony Brook Gardens.
|Store Hours & Directions
Store Hours: Mon - Sat 9-5, Closed Sundays
Need Directions? We are easily accessible from Rt. 202 or Interstate 95. Go to our map and directions page.
Our selection of shrub varieties is constantly changing. Maybe we can help you decide on an Azalea, Rhododendron, Lilac, Spirea, Rose, small fruits, vines... Our extensive list goes on and on.
Requests and comments are always welcome.
Whether it's shade, screening, seasonal interest, accentuating, or flowering - We have the right tree for you!
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