garyon wrote: No, not the first year. We've had this garden for about 35 years and things started becoming a problem starting 10 years ago. If it smells, makes noise, lights up or moves I've probably tried it. Fencing is not affordable, and the commercial sprays not practical as well as being expensive.
The neighbors don't keep gardens. They think the deer are a great feature for the neighborhood. They like the woodchucks too.
Our yard is a perfect haven for wildlife, and we've noted about 30 bird species there. The woods, cover and attractive plant materials attract the mammals.
Each year I select another deer-and-woodchuck resistant plant, but I still want to grow the old ones.