In this episode, Jon Teater (Whitetail Landscapes) discusses his recent travels to clients and most importantly the mindset you should have to succeed with changing your property for the better. The concepts suggested will displace non-native plants with healthy natural, native plants that will lead to more opportunities to attract and hold deer on your property. Jon’s process and recommendations to changing a property for good leads to legacy benefits that will increase hunting for the long run.
Jon’s unique method to evaluate properties and pushing listeners to the next steps of evoking change will ensure you have the best plants on the landscape; this will ultimately get you further than you anticipated and the net benefit should be more deer, turkeys, insects, birds and other small mammals. Jon explains problems he experiences with clients and his own property, and solutions that will allow you to manage plants that create interference. Jon discusses specific plants that hold individuals back from transforming their deer habitat into something special.
Jon breaks down the top five non-native plants that can be destructive to your habitat and provides a multitude of plants that can replace them. Jon suggests ways to remove plants and the harm that comes from leaving them on the landscape. For example, Japanese barberry and related tick populations can be problematic to human health. Jon explains steps that will improve the landscape when non-native plants are present and a big takeaway that will allow you to plan, make changes, and succeed!