I knew I was forgetting something! Ginny, the most important thing is to not be stingy. As time goes by, you'll be using less and it won't be as expensive. My acre of land is surrounded on 3 and 1/2 sides by the park and farmers fencing. Some of my gardens are quite close to the fence, perhaps within 4 or 5 feet. Enough room that the riding mower can maintain a nice distance from the poison ivy, and blood sucking hookers.
I borrowed this bit of advice to give you a visual of what you need to accomplish:
"If you have a standard fence about four or five feet feet high, you can add a similar and additional one about four feet away. While not high, with this width deer usually wont like to try and clear both and perhaps get caught between or on them."
So, you see what I mean about not spraying a line. Sometimes a deer is running, and maybe the fence will slow him down for the second that he'd need to notice that god-awful smell, and it will turn him away. This is my theory! Regardless if there is a fence or not, you're gonna need to make a spray fence, hence the wide, sweeping swath, right in front of that fence. Even spraying a bit on the fence posts themselves. It really works. They will make their deer path somewhere else, teaching their kids as well. At first, use as much as you can, as often as you think best. Do not let them steal your dreams, and negate all your hard work!
This goes for those cute little rabbits, and those perky chipmunks, too! I used to be INVADED by chipmunks, but now I never even see a rabbit, and maybe have one chipmunk here per year. I think it might be helping with the voles, too. I'm seeing dramatically less of them. But I'm not sure if that could be the result of all the poison I keep putting down their tunnels!
Somebody, what can I do with all those tree squirrels!?!
Anything that eats road kill, this stuff will not bother them. Obviously. I don't understand why it doesn't bother the gentle woodchucks, but if you have trouble with them, and things that are digging your plants up, anything that will stop them until the soil settles and becomes more hard will help. Unfortunately, I ordered so many daylilies last summer that I ran out of heavy bricks, buckets, lawn chairs, etc... Not to mention the time and patience needed to cover and uncover. The accidental discovery that a bug spray on the leaves will repel the woodchuck led me to spray it all around each new daylily, on top of the mulch or soil. This seemed to defeat those raccoons or skunks, or whatever, and they stopped coming.
I'm gonna quit now. It feels like I'm writing a book!