Deer poop as fertillizer - ?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickbea, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    I don't know where the place to post this would be, but here goes...

    Due to the heavy snowfall this year, I have had many deer in my yard this winter. I've been out doing my spring raking, and the lawn is COVERED with deer doodles; I've never seen anything like it! Due to their size, they don't rake up very easily either. I finally gave up, consoling myself with the thought that maybe deer doodie makes a good grass fertilizer. What do you think?

    ...and what about the Ph? They are especially abundant under my evergreens, of course (which the deer have munched down to little nubs... [​IMG]
     
  2. red-hen

    red-hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see why you couldn't let it be fertilizer for your lawn and non-edible gardens. However, I would draw the line at not using it in edible gardens simply because we don't really know what organisms the deer might carry - and if it hasn't been composted (which generates heat to kill nasties) then I would simply let it rot naturally on the lawn and other non-edible gardens. It should be as good a fertilizer for lawns as maybe horse manure since they eat similar things. Just my thoughts!
     

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