Superior Firepower

By on Oct 28, 2011 in Deer resistant plants |

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With the predictions of heavy snow this winter, by the time spring comes along deer pressure will be significant on your emerging hostas and tulips….that’s where you need superior firepower in your garden….Milorganite.

Bill Murray may have used bags of Milorganite as furniture in his hangout, but Milorganite is the trademark of a biosolids Fertilizer produced by theMilwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. It makes a great lawn fertilizer and can aid as a deer deterrent from browsing on your prized landscape plants while feeding at the same time.

I have a friend on the east coast who slits open bags of Milorganite in late fall and leaves them setting out all winter. In spring he scoops the slimy sludge out of the bags and spreads it around his emerging hostas as both a fertilizer and deterrent. He claims it works like a charm, Hostas treated in this manner are untouched whereas Hostas untreated become Bambi’s all you can eat buffet in spring. I might suggest super charging your firepower by additionally working in some blood meal. Remember to bring a clothespin to plug your nose when it comes time to scoop the sludge next spring. Your superior firepower may result in the “Deerly departed” around your landscape next spring!

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