Try the Repellex tablets (available online) and let us know how they work.
Another product to try: Plantskydd, an odor-based repellent that meets the standards for organic gardening.
I will purchase, than you.
I will purchase, thank you.
I suggest using HAIR. It's free & it sure works well w/my hosta.It dosn't matter what kind ,you,dog,cat. try it. Someone also told me to use human urine. Am trying that now.Can let you know how sucessful I am. I like to be as organic as possible & believe me I have found a lot of things that don't cost $ & are not poison.
Good luck, Janis. You may have to switch things up so deer don't get used to one bad smell.
The only thing you can do is MOVE! HA....we live just over a mile from 285...one of the busiest highways in the world...and the deer give me fits. Last year they ate the red and purple petunias, leaving only the white. My plantings looked AWFUL...but they do not touch my lilies? Don't know what to tell you.
For rabbits and deer, I go to the nearest hair salon and ask for the garbage bag that has the swept up hair off the floor. I use plastic gloves and sprinkle it around my plants and it works and is free (just a little gross). I then store any hair not used in a zip lock storage baggie for future use and to keep the smell on it. I put down fresh after a rain. So far so good!
If the deer are hungry they will eat anything in front of them. Putting down hair, urine and all the other tricks only works if it really does work for a very short time.
You need to fence off the area with high fence, or simply shoot them, which of course is not always the best course of action.
It really depends on how bad your deer problem is. When I lived in New York I had only an occasional deer problem and scent-based products worked for me during the growing season. But I started screening my evergreens with burlap in the winter after deer ate both holly and juniper in a bad winter.
My mom sprinkles hers with dried milk ( powder, not mixed), it seems to help.
Home Depot sells "Deer Off" in a royal blue bottle..it smells like rotten eggs, it has worked for me. I tried a brand Walmart sells and it is the WORSE smell....but after just 2 weeks it did not work. Deer Off survives rain.
I use Deer Off, Spray monthly. Get the concentrate, and use a pump sprayer to save money.
Hi all I ordered some plantskydd from amazon and a 7" poly fence but I suppose its too late for lilies this year, buds are eaten. Thank you so much for your suggestions. It costs over $100 but I love my flowers.
At least you will be well-armed for next season, Janis.
I used to put peanut butter on the trees to draw the deer to my property. They are so pretty. Guess I was lucky they did not come. I have seen only a doe with her fawn just one time.
I bought some poly fence for next year and I will try all the suggestions I received. Thank you so much.