Deer Resistant and Rabbit Resistant Plants in Maryland

Rabbit-Repellent-MarylandNothing is more frustrating for the do-it-yourself home gardener than waking up in the morning and finding your garden torn to pieces. The culprits: deer and rabbits. While these creatures may be fun to watch in the wild, they can wreak havoc on your home garden, the same garden that took you hours upon hours to plant and care for.

Deer Resistant and Rabbit Resistant Plants in Maryland

Ace Hardware & Hearth in Glen Burnie and Pasadena, and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater feature garden supplies, vegetables, hand-selected flowers from local nurseries, shrubs, and any tree you desire, grass seed, fertilizer, soil, mulch and the equipment you need to care for your garden. Our experts will help you determine the right products for your unique needs. We can also help you select deer and rabbit resistant plants. Below are a few examples of such plants.

Deer Resistant and Rabbit Resistant Flowers

  1. Foxglove
  2. English Ivy
  3. Japenese Iris
  4. Daylily
  5. Shasta Daisy
  6. Ajuga
  7. Periwinkle
  8. Black Eyed Susan
  9. Jacob’s Ladder
  10. And More!

Deer Resistant and Rabbit Resistant Shrubs

  1. Fernbush
  2. Red Twig Dogwood
  3. Chinese Lilac
  4. Fragrant Sumac
  5. Gambel Oak
  6. And More!

Deer Resistant and Rabbit Resistant Trees

  1. Colorado Spruce
  2. Ponderosa Pine
  3. Common Hackberry
  4. Imperial Locust
  5. And More!

But what happens when you want to plant flowers or shrubs that are not naturally resistant to deer and rabbits?

Bobbex Deer and Rabbit Repellents Available at Your Maryland Garden Center

Bobbex and Bobbex R are perfect for those do-it-yourself gardeners looking to protect their gardens from the likes of deer and rabbits. Both Bobbex  products are available in Ready to Use and concentrates that can be applied with hose end or compression (pump up) sprayers. Best of all, both Bobbex products are available at the all three Aces…Glen Burnie, Pasadena and Edgewater.

If you have any other questions, our experts are here to help. Please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

The Uses and Popularity of Herbs: Ace has the Largest Selection of Herbs in Maryland

Herb-Garden-MarylandHerb gardens continue to become increasingly more and more popular. Odds are that you know someone with an herb garden. You may even have an herb garden yourself, or at least thought about starting an herb garden. What’s stopping you? Nothing tastes quite as good as fresh herbs. And what is fresher than herbs plucked right from your very own herb garden!?

Starting an Herb Garden

  1. Location: First, you have to decide where to put your herb garden. Some people mix their herbs into their vegetable garden, however, it is probably better to grow herbs in a separate, dedicated garden.
  2. Size: It is not the size of your herb garden, but the quality that matters. So instead of taking on too much, start small. It typically takes 12- by 18-inch plots for each individual herb. So pick a few of your favorites and get to gardening.
  3. Drainage: Believe it or not, drainage is probably the most important single factor in successful herb growing. Without adequate drainage, the herbs will not grow! To improve drainage, remove the soil to a depth of 15 to 18 inches and place a 3-inch layer of crushed stone on the bottom. Next, mix in some compost or sphagnum peat and sand. Finally, refill the bed. Remember to allow for settling of the soil.
  4. Soil: As you can imagine, soil matters. The main thing you have to remember is to not over-fertilize. Highly fertile soil tends to produce excessive amounts of foliage with poor flavor.
  5. Selecting Herbs: The hardest part of starting an herb garden is selecting the herbs! Which ones do you chose? A few options for beginners include: winter savory, rosemary, sage, basil, dill, mint, marjoram, tarragon, thyme, chives, and parsley. Now you just have to figure out where to buy these herbs…

Ace: The Largest Selection of Herbs in Maryland

Ace Hardware & Hearth in Pasadena and Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater feature garden supplies and, of course, flowers, fertilizers, soil, mulch, and the equipment you need to care for your beloved garden. We also have the largest selection of herbs in Maryland! So why would you go anywhere else?

Our garden experts will help you find whatever you need.

If you have any other questions, our experts are here to help. Please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Maryland Gardening Tips: Control Deer with Bobbex Deer Repellent

Ace Hardware - Deer RepellentThe white-tailed deer is prolific in the mid-Atlantic area because their natural habitat has been greatly reduced by urban sprawl. The competition for food is intense and the deer are now very comfortable coming into populated areas and foraging. As you can imagine, deer have become a thorn in the side of Maryland gardeners in recent years. At least there are treatments, right? Unfortunately, most deer repellents work only briefly, if at all… until now.

There has been a significant breakthrough in repelling deer in the garden. The CONNECTICUT AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION tested 10 commercially available deer repellents and found that Bobbex was the most effective at 93%. Bobbex is a foliar spray that is applied to dry leaves and will not wash away. Bobbex not only mimics predator scents, but also tastes awful to deer. For both these reasons, deer avoid Bobbex at all costs.

The only thing better at deterring white tailed deer was a high fence, which came in at 100%.

Bobbex is applied in Maryland by professional pest (deer and rabbit) treatment companies with great success. Garden Club radio talk show (680 am Saturdays at 7:00 am and 1370 am Sundays at 7:00am) host Alan Summers says that he now has deer still going through his property but no longer experiences any damage since treating his show gardens with Bobbex. New growth should  be treated every two weeks.Ace-Hardware-bobbex-deer-repellent

Other Great Bobbex Products

  1. Bobbex Rose works extremely well at protecting those prized roses.
  2. Bobbex R for rabbits provides Maryland gardens with great protection, as well

Bobbex  products are available in Ready to Use and concentrates that can be applied with hose end or compression (pump up) sprayers.

All of these effective Bobbex controls are available at the all three Aces…Glen Burnie, Pasadena and Edgewater. Visit www.acehomeandleisure.com for directions. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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