Depending on your perspective, deer are either a beautiful element of the TriState’s fauna or our largest pest. Either way, gardeners find these voracious eaters to be a big challenge.
The Cincinnati Zoo compiled a curated list of deer-resistant landscape plants to keep your garden intact and thriving. Here are a few groundcover suggestions that experts recommend.
A lovely option for substituting turf grass under trees, Ajugas comes in many different shades of foilage with purple flower spikes in the spring.
Convallaria (Lily of the Valley)
Blooming beautiful, bell-shaped blossoms in spring, Convallaria is fragrant and loves shade.
Galium (Sweet Woodruff)
This mat-forming perennial thrives in moist, shady environments. Small, fragrant flowers bloom in the spring.
In the mint family, Lamiastrum spreads quickly with creeping stems. It prefers partial or full shade.