Lower South

April, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

Plants for Areas Prone to Deer Damage
The following Web sites are among many across the south to help guide us in choosing plants that deer usually leave alone:

Camouflage Gardening - Texas

Deer-Tolerant Ornamental Plants - Georgia

Deer in the Urban Landscape - Texas

Discouraging Deer in the Garden - Mississippi

Deer in the Landscape - Louisiana

Tool or Gardening Product

Hoe Tech Garden Tools
Okay, maybe it's not high tech, but the days of chompin' up pounds of dirt with a standard garden hoe to remove a weed are over. There are several improved versions of the garden hoe on the market that make weeding easier and more effective. These new hoes slide just below the surface to remove young weed seedlings with a minimum of effort without bringing weed seeds from beneath the soil to the surface. Some examples of these improved tools include the collinear hoe, diamond hoe, and swan neck hoe. Try one.

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