CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — Are you dealing with frequent visitors in your yard who enjoy eating your beautiful plants and flowers? According to AJ Petitti, president of Petitti Garden Centers, there are many deer-resistant plants and flowers that do well in our Northeast Ohio climate that you might want to consider. AJ shared his top picks with Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer. His list includes Lantana (this one is actually an annual), Viburnum, Echinacea (aka Coneflower), Lavender and Achillea (aka Yarrow).
AJ also updated how the Fox 8 garden is doing and shared some tips to help our gardens stay healthy. It’s time to give tomato plants a summer boost with a fertilizer like Espoma® Organic® Tomato-tone. To prevent blossom and end rot on tomatoes spray your plants with Bonide® Rot-Stop®. To prevent insects from taking over, spray the entire garden with Bonide® Captain Jack’s Dead Bug Brew®. All of these products are safe, natural products for vegetable gardening.
Finally, the product Stefani mentioned sprinkling/spraying is Plantskydd® – comes in both granular and spray forms.