Using rabbit proof plants around your home or garden will help deter hungry rabbits and deer from turning your hard work and money into an all you can eat salad bar.
I love to watch rabbits and deer as they roam around our property. However, I like to watch them from a distance.
As they begin to gravitate towards our plants, shrubs or vegetable garden I know they only have one thing in mind........food!
Chances are if you like to garden you've fallen victim to a hungry animal.
Besides choosing plants that rabbits find unappealing, you should also consider rabbit repellents, fencing and even traps to help control the population.
The plants that rabbits or deer choose to eat depends on several different factors. Climate, rainfall and the age of the plant can change an animals food preference.
As a general rule, this list gives several examples of plants that rabbits find less appetizing, therefor they have a reduced possibility of being eaten.
Swan River Daisy
Herbs (Not Including Basil)
Pink Sea Thrift
When it comes to planting flowers, shrubs or a vegetable garden, a rabbit or deer will eat just about anything if it's hungry enough.
However, choosing some options from the lists above will significantly decrease the amount of wildlife damage you experience around your home.
Remember, simply planting things that rabbits avoid may not be enough to completely protect your lawn or garden. For best results, use additional precautions like rabbit repellents or a rabbit proof fence.