Spring Use of
Deer Defeat Repellent
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Early spring is a very import time to protect your perennials just
peeking out of the ground. We keep repeating the importance of early
spraying. This spring, just as in all the past years, it’s important to
protect anything green. Deer are extremely hungry after the winter is
over. As soon as your perennials are an inch or two high, please spray
them. During the growing season spray every 6 or 7 inches of new growth.
Once the flowers are mature, repeat the spraying once per month.
Use the same
procedure for newly planted annuals. Spray them as soon as you are done
planting or you might not find them the next morning. During the growing
season, spray every 6 or 7 inches of new growth. Once the flowers are
mature, repeat the spraying once per month.
spraying, for best results, please make sure there is no wind and no
rain in the forecast for the next 4 hours. The repellent will dry
odorless in a few minutes but will take a few hours to fully set.
Always start with a good shake of the Deer Defeat bottle. If you use a
commercial sprayer do the same, shake the sprayer, adjust the nozzle to
a fine mist and begin spraying. There is no need to saturate the plants.
Spray until you see droplets on the leaves. You will not need to
re-apply the repellent after rainfall. For any flowers with long stems
like tulips, hostas, lilies and roses, make sure to spray buds as they
form. Just follow these simple steps and you will enjoy beautiful
flowers the entire season.
areas, you will be surprised how easily you will be able to grow and
maintain beautiful colors all year long.
VEGETABLE GARDEN USE
Always begin by shaking the repellent well. If your garden is small,
apply liberally to the grass 2 ft. wide along the perimeter of the
garden. If you have a larger garden, you can spray the vegetables and
fruit trees up to the flowering stage. Once your plants start
flowering, just spray the grass around the perimeter of the garden once
per month. After mowing grass, reapply repellant. If your fruit trees
are not bearing fruit, spray the trees directly. The repellent will
protect your vegetables and fruit trees as well as nourish your plants.
When you purchase the 16 oz Concentrate, please mix the whole batch
at once to achieve the perfect ratio for a gallon of repellent. Use any
empty gallon well rinsed (such as milk or water gallon). Shake the 16
oz Concentrate well, pour into the gallon container and fill up with
water to make a total of a gallon Ready To Use repellent. Once mixed,
the repellent has a long shelf life. If not used this season, it can be
used next season. When filling a pump sprayer or hand bottle sprayer,
shake the entire gallon well before filling your sprayer.
purchase a gallon of Concentrate, follow the same instructions as 16 oz.
Concentrate. If mixing one gallon at a time, use 16 oz. of concentrate
for each gallon of Ready to Use. Always shake the concentrate well
before preparing the Ready to Use repellant.
repellent between 40⁰ F to 90⁰ F. Keep away from children.
Happy gardening! Enjoy the sun, heat, flowers….Have a wonderful and
The Deer Defeat Team