The grass might not always be greener on the other side. But it might grow higher on the other side!
An unfortunate occurrence happens to many Hancock customers who use our seed blends to develop food plots for deer and other wildlife. They’ve done soil testing, and the weather has been great, so it’s tough to find a reason why their plot isn’t growing as advertised. We may be biased, but we promise it isn’t because of “bad” seed!
Fortunately, one of our friends and clients in Georgia sent a photo demonstrating a literal example of “the grass is higher on the other side,” which also helps illustrate the issue. Scroll down and you’ll see exactly what they witnessed: On one side of the fence, Hancock’s Spring & Summer Food Plot Mix is growing high and healthy. On the other side, the same mix is coming up in a patchier pattern.
The issue is deer. Our friends didn’t realize just how many they had in the area, and didn’t take proper precautions to keep the hooved mammals off of the young plot! Deer are hungry and they don’t care how developed the plot is, ultimately preventing it from reaching its potential. Our friends are smart people, and they’ll take steps to prevent the same thing from happening next year.
You can learn from their mistakes now, however! Read below to learn methods for protecting your food plot until it reaches maturity!