Deer Defeat’s Upcoming Show Schedule

March 13-16, 2014
Springfest Garden Show at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ
You will find inspiring garden displays, great garden shopping, renowned speakers.

March 21-23, 2014
Capital District Garden & Flower Show at the Hudson Valley Community College,Troy, NY
Floral Design competition, garden exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations are the highlights of this show.

April 4-5 2014
11th Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium. The Equinox Resort, Manchester, VT. Garden Marketplace. Lectures start Friday evening and conclude Saturday afternoon. Day-only and overnight packages available.

April 12, 2014
Garden Day at SUNY, Ulster College, NY. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster
County Master Garden Program. It features gardeners classes, demonstrations, and vendors market.

May 3, 2014
Hudson Valley Garden Fair held at Montgomery Place, Red Hook NY.
A beautiful garden setting with market vendors and demonstrations.

May 2-4, 2014
17th Annual Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire, presented by and benefiting The Washington County Virginia Master Gardeners, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA

May 9-11, 2014
Garden Fair at the State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy’s Eperimental Farm.
Lovely Mother’s Day outdoor garden show. Colorful, relaxed. Very pet friendly.

May 24-25, 2014
21st Garden Jubilee Festival, Hendersonville, NC. Garden Jubilee is Historic Hendersonville’s premier lawn & garden show, and one of the largest gardening shows in the Western North Carolina.
9:00 am-5:00 pm (both days)

June 25, 2014
H.B. Davis Seed Fall & Winter Trade Show. Fort William Henry Resort and Conference Center, Lake George, NY.

August 5-7, 2014
IGC East at the National Harbor, Maryland. First year at this site,
Trade exhibition and conference for independent garden centers.

Additional shows will be added as we schedule them.

Hope you have winterized all your evergreens with Deer Defeat!!!

Here we are with another winter… Most of the landscapers using Deer Defeat and our loyal customers are very familiar on how to use Deer Defeat all natural eco-friendly repellent to protect their evergreens throughout the cold winter months. The instructions of yearlong use with extra tips can be found on our Web site under
This is what we recommend:
Winter Use: Always start by shaking well the container of Deer Defeat. It’s always a good idea to get into the habit of shaking the repellent often. This applies even more so during application in the cold weather months. Make sure to totally coat the entire evergreen with Deer Defeat repellent. You are preparing them for the long winter protection. Spray the entire evergreen in late November or just before the first snowfall. For best results, make sure to spray on a dry and calm day. The repellent will dry odorless in 15 minutes or less, but it will take at least 4 hrs to fully set on any plants you may have sprayed. Deer Defeat repellent will dry clear and if applied correctly, will coat your evergreens and protect them from cold temperatures and strong harsh winds during the winter months.

Each region has different temperatures and different plants that need protection. Make sure you repeat the second application at the end of January or early February, on a calm and sunny day. You can spray your evergreens even if the temperature is below freezing. You should not need more than 2 applications during the winter unless you have extremely aggressive deer. In brutally cold areas, where deer are unable to find food easily because of the long snow season, make sure you pay attention to the deer tracks and their vicinity to your sprayed evergreens.

Reapply Deer Defeat repellent as needed. Deer Defeat is extremely effective in the winter. If you follow our instructions, you will not need to use any burlap or put up deer fences.
Caution: The only evergreen that does not like to be sprayed in below freezing temperatures is Rhododendron. Do not spray during extreme cold temperatures when the leaves are curled and hang down straight appearing pencil thin. The plant in this condition is under environmental stress. Spraying might damage the leaves. Wait to spray until warmer temperature conditions and the leaves are somewhat more open (if you must spray, there is no need for leaves to be totally open but none should still be curled up).
Very important: During winter spraying make sure you periodically shake your sprayer. It’s always a good idea to get into the habit of shaking the repellent often, this applies even more so during application in the cold weather months.

Additional Tip you might find helpful:
How Deer Defeat can protect your tractor and machinery from mice damage during winter storage:

I am sure it happens to a lot of people and farmers just as it happened to us a few years ago. If you don’t use your cars, tractors or machinery during the winter months, never store birdseed nearby. The mice will be very busy bringing all the birdseed up through the exhaust pipe into your catalytic converter making themselves a nice cozy home for the winter. Not only will this cause you plenty of aggravation until you figure out what is wrong with your vehicle, but it might also cost you a lot of money to have it fixed. We learned the hard way to spray all our machinery after this happened to us the very first time.

Following is the testimonial from a customer who uses Deer Defeat for traditional and … not so traditional use. Same as us, he also discovered how effective Deer Defeat is in protecting his tractor and all his other equipment when stored during the winter months.

As told by Will Stanley, owner of local Radio WKZE 98.1FM who had an interesting story to tell
“I have kind of a Deer Defeat story that, thought anecdotal, may be something you can use. In the past, mice have always gotten in to my lawnmower and built nests all over, especially in the engine. Had to have my head gasket replaced last summer! My wife suggested I Deer Defeat-it all over, especially the engine. I did so with every piece of equipment I have, and, guess what, it worked! Not a mouse nest anywhere”!
Will Stanley
Red Hook , NY

Storage of Deer Defeat repellent: For best performance in the winter, make sure to keep Deer Defeat Repellent stored in above freezing temperature.
Store repellent between 40⁰ F to 90⁰ F. Keep away from children.



Time to plant bulbs and protect them with Deer Defeat repellent!!!.

We have been blessed with this wonderful weather, warm temperature and only one serious frost so far. I am sure cold is on the way, but in my Mom’s words ”what passes with nice doesn’t with bad”. Yes Mom…. A very simple phrase from the wise.
So, if you have not done it yet, please start planting your spring blooming bulbs now before the frost sets in the ground. Your local garden stores have a great variety of tulips, daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, irises and alliums. If you have never planted these bulbs before, you will find instructions with your purchase. You will also find unique bulb tools of all sorts… including drills, but my favorite gadget is just a simple hand trowel.
Adding some fertilizer to your bulbs is recommended to help with growth, but we feel Deer Defeat all natural deer, rabbit and groundhog repellent has a dual purpose. It will protect your bulbs from being dug out from various critters after they have been planted, plus it will give them that boost when they begin to grow.

Here is a very easy solution. Before you plant your bulbs follow these simple steps:
Pour some Deer Defeat Ready to Use solution in a container and soak the bulbs you wish to plant for about an hour or two.
Remove them from the solution and let them dry slightly for about a half hour and plant as usual. Your bulbs will be protected and remain untouched by critters, plus they will have that extra nourishment to give them a boost when they will be ready to start their growth.
Strain solution used for soaking through a fine mesh to eliminate possible debris that could clog sprayer and then pour back into sprayer, to be used as usual.
Just remember, a little work now will give you a load of enjoyment in the early Spring!
Happy gardening!!!

Distributor Trade Show

Deer Defeat will be participating in the H. B. Davis Seed Company Spring Expo 2014 on Tuesday, October 8 and 9, 2013 in the Saratoga City Center!!!
We are very excited to meet all our potential clients that currently use H. B. Davis Seed as their distributor.

Upcoming Trade Shows

Hope to see you at one of  the upcoming trade shows

July 31- August 1, 2013

PANTS 13 – the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA

August 16-17, 2013

GWA Annual Symposium – Quèbec Convention Centre, Canada

August 20-22, 2013

Independent Garden Center Trade Show (IGC) celebrates their seventh successful run this summer at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL.


Well the snow is still on the ground but we have been hitting the road for another year of the amazing 2013 Flower and Garden Shows.  We are excited to bring Deer Defeat all natural deer and rabbit repellent closer to you.  Hope you find the time to “smell the roses” and find us in one of these events listed below.

Deer Defeat will start a busy season in the early spring of 2013. The following is the list of the shows where you will find our all natural Deer Defeat “It Can’t Be Beat” deer, rabbit and groundhog repellent: 


February 21-24, 2013

Connecticut Flower and Garden Show to be held in the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut 


March 13-17, 2013

Boston Flower Show to be held in Seaport World Trade Center in

Boston, Massachusetts


March 14-17, 2013

Springfest Garden Show to be held in Sussex County Fairgrounds in

Augusta, New Jersey


March 22-24, 2013

Capital District Flower Show to be held in Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York


April 13, 2013

Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County will host 14th annual Garden Day. The all day event, will be held at the SUNY Ulster Campus in Stone Ridge, NY


May 4, 2013

Hudson Valley Garden Association is featuring their first annual Garden Fair, a one day celebration of gardening in the Hudson Valley at the beautiful Orange County Arboretum in Montgomery, NY


May 10-12, 2013

State Arboretum of Virginia in sponsoring their annual Garden Fair at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, VA


May 10-11, 2013

36th Annual Plant Sale event will be held in the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA


August 20-22, 2013

Independent Garden Center Trade Show (IGC) celebrates their seventh successful run this summer at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL


We will add more Garden Shows as they come in…


Besides our above listed Garden Shows you will have an opportunity to see and purchase all natural Deer Defeat repellent at the Booth of beautiful Maple Crest Lilies in their following Shows:

Antique and Garden Show of Nashville Convention Center

Nashville, Tennessee


Maine Home Remodeling and Garden Show, Cumberland County Civic Center Portland, Maine

Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show, Rhode Island Convention Center Providence, Rhode Island


CNY in Bloom, SRC Event Center at Onondaga Community College

Syracuse, New York

Philadelphia International Flower Show at Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Portland Flower Show at Portland Company Complex

Portland, Maine

GardenScape, Rochester Flower Show at Monroe County Fair and Expo Center

Henrietta, New York


Seacoast Home and Garden Show, UNH’s  Whittemore  Arena

Durham, New Hampshire


Home, Garden and Flower Show of SWNH Cheshire Fairgrounds
Cheshire (Keene) New Hampshire


Bangor Garden Show at Bangor Civic Center

Bangor, Maine



Manchester Lions Home and Garden Show at Augusta Civic Center

Augusta, Maine


Portland Home Show at Portland Expo

Portland, Maine

Bangor Home Show at Bangor Civic Center

Bangor, Maine


Northern New England Home, Garden and Flower Show at Fryeburg Fair Grounds Fryeburg, Maine



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How to use Deer Defeat repellent for Fall bulbs planting!!!

Use of Deer Defeat Repellent to protect fall bulbs planting:

It’s time to start planting the Spring bulbs and Deer Defeat can help with the protection right from the start!

For best results make sure you have healthy bulbs. Soak the bulbs in a bucket with just enough solution of Ready to use Deer Defeat Repellent to cover the bulbs. Let the bulbs soak for at least one hour. If you are taking the bulbs out by hand please use  disposable gloves. You can reuse the repellent the bulbs were soaking in but be careful to scoop all the floating debris on top or strain the solution through a fine mesh so the debris won’t clog your sprayer. You can plant the bulbs while still wet or let them dry in the sun before planting them. It will give you the same results but we prefer to let the bulbs dry before planting them. Deer Defeat Repellent will protect your bulbs from being dug out by deer, squirrels, chipmunks or other little creatures and it will give your bulbs a nutritional boost to start sprouting early in the spring.

If you had always been planning to plant some bulbs but hesitated because you were afraid of loosing them over the winter, treating the bulbs with Deer Defeat all natural deer, rabbit and groundhog repellent will put your mind at ease. So, if you want a beautiful display of spring flowers get busy now and start planting!

Good Luck!

Deer Defeat Team

Don’t forget to continue spraying your mums and other deer loving plants and enjoy those flowers until the cold weather sets in.

Deer Defeat will be appearing in two neighboring state Shows on July 28th, 2012!

New Jersey Rutgers Garden Open House:

On July 28th, 2012 we will be vendors in 47th year celebration of the Annual Open House Festival and Wine Tasting at the Agricultural School at Rutgers University. Open house features lively and informative tours of the Rutgers Gardens along with The Donald B. Lacey Display Garden as well as Educational Seminars, Children’s Activity, Live Music and Wine Garden featuring New Jersey vineyards.

Besides many vendors, there will be a display of food sampling and demonstrations featuring local Restaurants in Culinary Garden.

So come and join us for this great event. What more do you need…..good food, great music, beautiful gardens and Deer Defeat coming closer to you!!!!!

For more information on this great and educational event please check:


Pennsylvania‘s Summer Garden Experience:

Come and visit Deer Defeat present as vendors on July 28th, 2012 at The Penn State Cooperative Extension of Adams County.  The Penn State Horticultural Team of the Southeast Region is sponsoring its 7th Annual Summer Garden Experience. Activities at the event include guest speaker John Scala, a meteorologist with WGAL-TV and many concurrent garden seminars hosted by Penn State Horticulture Educators and Master Gardeners.

We are looking forward to seeing you on the 28th at this great event filled with educational Tours and Short Seminars scheduled throughout the day!!!!

To learn more about this event please check:




2012 Deer Defeat Contest Announcement

We wish to thank all our customers for purchasing Deer Defeat “It  Can’t Be Beat” the all natural deer,  rabbit and groundhog repellent.

There is a wonderful surprise in store for you:

YOU can WIN a GALLON of CONCENTRATE!  Participate in our contest!!!  Have fun doing it.

First category: Make a video testimonial of not more than 60 seconds describing how Deer Defeat has improved your gardening experience and your landscape.

Second category: Take a photo that expresses how Deer Defeat has improved your gardening experience and your yard.  Include a written testimonial.

Please submit all entries: By e-mail to:

                                             By mail: Deer Defeat Entries

                                                            P. O. Box 297

                                                            Red Hook, NY 12571  

Submit it to us by September 30, 2012. As simple as that!

The videos and the photographs will be posted on the Deer Defeat website and be judged by the viewers.

Results of the contest for both categories, best videos and best photos received, will be posted on October 30, 2012.  

These are the wonderful prizes that you could win:       

         1st Prize- Sampler (One Gallon Concentrate, 16 oz. Concentrate, 32oz. RTU)

         2ndPrize -One Gallon Concentrate

         3rd Prize -Special (32oz.RTU) and 16oz. Concentrate

So get out your Video …start filming!!   Get out your Camera or Mobile phone…start photographing!!

Participation in both categories is permitted.  For further information check the website.

We hope you will enjoy creating these videos and these photographs just as much as we all will enjoy viewing them.

We are looking forward to hearing about your experiences.

Best regards,

Deer Defeat Team

It’s Aprils Fools Day again…watch…don’t get fooled…start spraying early….

I can’t figure out this weather. After a temperature of 80 degrees for a few days, it’s kind of hard to get used to colder temperatures again.  In the Northeast we were very lucky this winter and the spring is great. Unlike Europe, with unusual extreme cold, windy and snowy conditions this winter and severe drought this spring, we have green grass and rain every so often, just a perfect combination for the flowering trees and perennial flowers just coming out. We have been participating in many flower and garden shows since early February in Virginia. Check out our upcoming events to find out where you can find us. The purpose of these shows is to introduce Deer Defeat all natural deer, rabbit and groundhog repellent to all the gardeners throughout the United States.

Deer Defeat was also tested and is recommended by members of the National Home Gardening Club.  While traveling through many states, we saw the differences in temperature and the flowering plants in those regions. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that with states so close to each other there is such a difference in hardiness zones. I wish we could grow some of those beautiful plants that thrive in southern states. In many flower and garden shows we have seen some beautiful landscape designs, just breathtaking, designed by some of the local professionals. I have posted many pictures on our Facebook and most of the times the pictures does not do justice to these projects undertaken by the very talented landscapers and designers. They are limited by the indoor space of the exhibit area and have only a few days to put the whole project together. There is amazing talent in those beautiful displays of flowers and colors, just when we all need it most, the end of winter. If you have not attended any of these flower shows, mark it on your to do list to see a few next year… and don’t forget your camera. You’re in for a feast!

So here it is, it’s spring again. Your perennials are coming out. Lilies are half way out already.  Most of the trees are in bloom or done. Forsythias bloomed almost at the same time as all the other trees because of the warm spell this early spring, hosta is peering out too. Like I have always said, the most important time to spray your flowers with Deer Defeat repellent is as soon as your perennials are out of the ground a few inches. Follow up every 6 to 7 inches of new growth and once mature spray once per month.  For any flowers with buds, make sure to lightly spray the buds to protect the flowers just ready to open. Please read our instructions on how to use Deer Defeat in the spring on our home page.

This is the best time to start seeding the flowers directly in the ground or if you have bulbs there is still time to plant them. The ground was not frozen this winter in the Northeast and we were able to plant any type of bulb. Just a small tip for your bulbs: soak your bulbs in Deer Defeat solution for an hour or two and then plant them. The repellent is nourishing for the bulb, not only will it protect the bulbs from voles, moles, chipmunks and squirrels digging them out but it will also give them a boost to grow faster.

Enjoy gardening! With Deer Defeat you can grow beautiful flowers. Don’t forget to check out our contest  and a chance to win a free gallon of concentrate. You will find the information on our home page.

Happy Spring!

Deer Defeat Team!