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Ask the Expert 12.28.15 : How can we prevent the deer from treating our yard as a free, all-you-can-eat menu 24-7?


By Peggi J. Redalen

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Elements of Design

Peggi Redalen

Landscape Designer



As gardeners, if we chose to live close to the beauty

and bounty of nature, we can only make our best

effort to protect what we enjoy and adjust our

expectations. So, rather than aiming to eliminate deer from our private landscapes, we try simply to reduce the damage to a level we can live with. Make your landscape less appetizing with four basic options:

1. Repel deer with smell and taste. Repellents discourage by bad taste or noxious smell. 2. Frighten deer away. Sudden, unexpected noise devices can send deer running for cover. Moving the devices around to different locations will keep the deer from becoming

accustomed to the sound. 3. Create a physical barrier. Fencing is

the most permanent and reliable solution but, must be at least seven feet high unless you have small, confined areas or use deer netting.

4. Plant what deer don’t want. The most sensible approach to deer control is simply to have a landscape design plan for your yard with selected “deer resistant plants” that deer are least likely to eat.

Ask the Expert 12.28.15 : Maintaining Stored Grain Quality

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
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Farmers Co-Op Elevator Greg Boldt Grain Division Manager Without proper management, even excellent grain can rapidly deteriorate, resulting in serious economic loss. Good storage management includes: • A well-designed and properly-operated ..... 
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Ask the Expert 12.28.15 : Why should I have a website and not just use social media?

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
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SMG Web Design Michelle Haugerud Credibility: Owning a website gives a message that your business is credible and trustworthy. There is an investment involved. Rich Content: You are limited with social media on the information you want to provi ..... 
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Ask the Expert 12.28.15 : The Dark Side of Powers of Attorney

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
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Springer & Gumbel, P.A. Jennifer A. Gumbel Attorney Powers of Attorney (POAs) are useful tools to make sure your financial affairs, like paying for the heating bill to keep your pipes from freezing, are taken care of if you are alive but incapa ..... 
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Ask the Expert 12.28.15 : How to take advantage of the mild weather.

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
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Weiss Realty Chad Garteski MN Licensed Real Estate Agent When looking at woodlots, especially in hilly or rolling terrain, nice access roads truly increase a property’s value. This is a great time of the year to get out and assess the conditio ..... 
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Ask the Expert 12.28.15 : How does a business claim a specific category on this Ask The Expert page each month?

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
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Fillmore County Journal Jason Sethre Publisher We have exclusive arrangements with each individual business represented on this page. Once that expert has claimed their category, no other experts can claim that category. There is a 12 month co ..... 
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Ask the Expert 12.28.15 : Is a security system really worth the cost?

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
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Heartland Security Tom Vega Sales Manager Before you consider getting a security system, you’ll need to know why you want it. Are you looking for protection from intrusion and/or from fires, carbon monoxide, or flooding? Are you interested in ..... 
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Ask the Expert 11.30.15 - 5 tips to manage cold-stressed calves

Mon, Nov 30th, 2015
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Farmer Co-op Elevator Krystal Regan 1. Bedding management. Bedding can help decrease respiratory disease, as calves are able to use energy to maintain their immune systems instead of expending fat reserves to support body heat regulation. 2. ..... 
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Ask the Expert 11.30.15 - What can I do to create a yearround bird friendly landscape?

Mon, Nov 30th, 2015
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Elements of Design Peggi Redalen Invite flocks to your backyard ‘by Design’ with inviting plants and fruit-bearing trees, shrubs and groundcovers in a wellconceived landscape plan. Birds, just like any guest are likely to stay longer if y ..... 
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