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Q.Hosta Lily leaves being eaten

Bklockowski added on August 30, 2019 | Answered

I have hosta lilies. Something is eating the leaves, all of the leaves! Is it woodchucks? They’ve been here several years but haven’t eaten them before. I’ve attached a photos of what they usually look like and what they look like now. Noticed scat this morning so will try to attach a picture of that too. Thank you for any help!

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Answered on August 30, 2019

That looks like bunny or deer scat. Tender young leaves would seem to be more attractive than late season foliage. You can try repellents or a motion activated sprinkler. It takes a serious fence to keep out deer; 8 foot high is recommended or a double fence that is 4 ft high with a second 4 ft high fence 3-4 feet apart. (Deer don't have room to gather themselves and leap the second fence.) Rabbit fences must go down 9-12 inches to prevent them from digging under. Several links follow. The first is on rabbit fencing and the second is to a list of articles on deer.

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