Letter Thanks/ Second Harvest Food Bank, N.W. Pennsylvania

Thank you so much for your generous donation of $349.95 of Plantskydd Soluble Powder concentrate for the fresh produce crops grown by Jim Renshaw for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania.  Your contribution will be put to work helping supply food and other grocery items to families, children, seniors and individuals who are… View Article

Gardening: When “Deer-Resistant” Plants Aren’t

Nancy Szerlag, Special to The Detroit News Published 6:27 p.m. ET Aug. 2, 2018 (Photo: Missouri Botanical Gardens) There’s nothing worse than coming home from vacation to find your garden ravaged by deer and wilting from lack of water. Sedum  ‘Autumn Joy’ and other taller members of the Stonecrop clan are on many deer- resistant… View Article

Gardening: When Will We Be Back On Track For Spring?

Nancy Szerlag, Special to The Detroit News Published 4:53 p.m. ET April 19, 2018 (Photo: Tim Boyle / Getty Images)   I’ve spent the past few weeks making shopping lists of plants I want to buy for my display garden at the OPC in Rochester. Preparing a garden for a garden walk is a scary… View Article


By Susan Martin for Plantskydd Animal Repellent Photographs courtesy of Plantskydd Before you pack up your gardening supplies for winter, it is vital that you take precautions to protect your young trees from animal damage over the winter months. Deer, rabbits and voles, among other creatures, are active all year long and can cause great… View Article

Strategies to Keeping Bulbs Safe in Winter

by Nancy Szerlac For many gardeners, planting spring flowering bulbs is a daunting leap of faith because these lifeless looking bulbs must be planted in our bone-chilling fall weather. And other than daffodils and alliums that are shunned by deer and other animals, those gorgeous tulips and many other bulbs planted in the ground are… View Article

Bower & Branch Endorses Plantskydd

Bower & Branch Endorses Plantskydd Animal Repellent as part of it’s trusted products for consumers. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE St. Joseph, MO—March 7, 2017 – Claude P. Boisvert, president of Tree World PlantCareProductsInc., today announced         Bower&Branch has endorsed its line of Plantskydd® Animal Repellents —the #1 choice of professional growers, nurseries, landscapers… View Article

Battling Critters for Your Vegetables

Nancy Szerlag, Special to The Detroit News – July 28, 2016 If you find your tomatoes on the ground with bites taken out of them, you’re dealing with small animals such as squirrels or chipmunks. During a period of high heat and drought, animals are in search of water, and tomatoes – green or red –… View Article

Repellents Stop Deer From Eating Landscape

Nancy Szerlag: The Detroit News – Gardening I’ve planted a lot of new shrubs this summer and several are on Bambi’s menu of favorites, so Jeff and I are doing double duty to keep the deer from destroying our landscaping. One method we use is fishing line barriers. Clear 30-pound test monofilament fishing line stretched… View Article

“it’s always easier to prevent problems”

Crossing Paths with wildlife in Washington’s towns and cities 2004 Fall Newsletter – (Page.7) Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/crospath/fall2004.pdf    Deer repellent with oil binder works well Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary manager and Master Gardener Pat Munts of Spokane reports that Plantskydd®, a bloodmeal-based deer repellent with a vegetable oil binder or fixative, works… View Article

Hey Deer, The Smorgasbord is Closed

“The Department of Natural Resources (MN) has had the best luck with the blood-based Plantskydd.” Lake County News Chronicle, Two Harbors, MN – May 01, 2008 Hey deer-the smorgasbord is closed. By: Monica Isley There is more than one way to feed the deer. Some people put out actual deer feed, much to the chagrin… View Article