At our house, we routinely get 13-14 deer at a time that roam through our yard. A herd of deer can easily wipe out my entire flower garden in one evening -- and that has happened. Now we begin spraying Liquid Fence very early in the spring to let the deer know that our plants are disgusting to eat and to stay away. By July, Bambi and his friends just trot on by and don't even stop to investigate.
We generally mix our Liquid Fence half-and-half with our own tried-and-true concoction. With the help of an electric hand mixer we bought at a garage sale (outside use only - ha!), we mix up some of our own nasty stuff. This helps the budget.
Here's the recipe:
2 heaping tablespoons powdered garlic
1 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1/2 gallon milk (or more) with added warm water to almost fill the gallon container
Mix well with an electric hand mixer to make sure it won't clog up the sprayer.
We sprayed our first application yesterday afternoon. Let the training begin! Each spray can last up to about two weeks IF there is no rain. When it rains, we re-spray again on the first nice day. Oh, and if you have neighbors you may want to wait until about 8:00 pm to spray. It smells pretty rancid, but by morning it won't be so bad :) Works like a charm!
This photo was taken a few years ago when a young buck got caught in the cookie jar.