Tired of your yard being used as a shortcut? Had enough of deer and neighborhood pets inviting
themselves into your garden? Plants with prickly leaves or thorns are very useful in the
landscape as barrier plants. Barberry, pyracantha, holly, yucca, cotoneaster, juniper, mahonia,
and landscape roses are both ornamental and good deterrents. Planted as hedges at the perimeter
of the property, they discourage anyone or anything from wandering into your yard.