Return to the Plants for Difficult Places Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Anyone try Neem to deter deer?

Posted by karen_b 6a s.c. PA (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 10, 06 at 9:55

I was spraying Neem on a lilac and lemon tree for mildew & scales when I had the idea to spray (in a highly diluted form) Neem on several deer loving plants & shrugs (coral bells, tiarella, red & yellow twig dogwoods, vibirnums & caladiums and green beans) to see if it would deter the deer from eating them. I figured as long as it was diluted (1 T / 2 gallons) it shouldn't hurt the plants. Two days after applying the spray I didn't notice any leaf burn, but only time will tell if it will deter the deer. I plan on spraying every week mainly to cover any new growth.

Any thoughts???

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Anyone try Neem to deter deer?

Why would you think Neem would have any effect on deer? In that dilute a formulation, I doubt it would have much effect on anything.

RE: Anyone try Neem to deter deer?

I guess because it stank, but it didn't work so I'm back to my old standby

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Plants for Difficult Places Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here