Spring is finally here, and it’s time to start planning your garden. If you live in NW Bergen County, you know that we have a lot of deer in our area and know how frustrating it can be to have your plants constantly nibbled on.

Fortunately, there are a variety of deer-resistant plants that you can plant this spring to keep your garden looking beautiful. Here are five examples of deer-resistant plants that you should consider planting.

  1. Lavender – This fragrant and beautiful herb is a favorite of gardeners anddeer alike, but fortunately, the deer don’t like the smell. Lavender thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, and it’s a great addition to any garden.

  2. Daffodils – These cheerful spring flowers are not only beautiful, but they’re also toxic to deer. Planting daffodils in the fall will ensure that you have a bright and colorful display in the spring that won’t attract any hungry deer.

  3. Salvia – This perennial herb is a great choice for any garden, but it’sparticularly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer, on the other hand, tend to avoid it. Salvia comes in a variety of colors and sizes, so it’s easy to find one that will fit in with your existing plants.

  4. Foxglove – This tall, stately plant is known for its dramatic spires of colorful flowers. While it’s toxic to humans and animals if ingested, deer tend to avoid it. Foxgloves prefer partial shade and well-drained soil, making them a great addition to a woodland garden.

  5. Catmint – This herbaceous perennial is a member of the mint family, andit’s a great choice for any gardener looking for a low-maintenance plant. Catmint thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, and it’s known for its beautiful blue flowers. While cats love it, deer tend to steer clear.

  6. Marigold – a beautiful flowering plant that is easy togrow and comes in various colors, including yellow, orange, and red.

These are just a few examples of the many deer-resistant plants that are available to gardeners. By incorporating some of these plants into your garden this spring, you can create a beautiful and inviting outdoor space that won’t be damaged by hungry deer.