Deer will almost always stay away from plants that offend
two or more senses. Therefore, if a plant tastes and smells offensive deer
will avoid the general area it's planted in. Deer resistant
gardener use's this knowledge to their advantage.
Yardiac.com recommends using two deer deterrents together
(one that offends the sense of smell and one that offends the sense of taste)
they will render your tasty plant repulsive to deer.
The best combination we have found is:
Tree Guard or Hot Pepper Wax
used in conjunction with Coyote
products will activate the sense of smell and taste and encourage the deer to
move on to more attractive foliage (hopefully not your neighbors) You can
learn more about or purchase these products at Yardiac.com's animal