I've had good sucess with 20% egg/80% water. Our deer will rub on anything to death that they don't eat or just pull up. Mixing 1 egg in a spray bottle seemed to keep them away.
Maxwell's Bulb Project: Spring to Summer
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we used the newspaper method extensively. Worked great (in the Portland, OR area). 4(ish) layers of paper, then compost/soil on top. Didn't wait 2 mos, pretty much started planting (maybe waited a week, but likely not more). We now have no grass in the front, a rumbustious ornamental garden, and pretty much never had an issue with grass coming back. All the other methods seemed like too much work (turning) or toxic (roundup).
Lawn Be Gone: 4 Methods to Kill Grass
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The answer to the question "will deer eat it?" is yes. They try things, if it agrees with them, they eat more, if not then maybe not. The best way I've found to keep them off of a new plant is to spray it with ~20% egg and 80% water. Just mix up the whole mess in hand sprayer (might pick out the stringy bits so it doesn't clog the sprayer) then wet the plant. I've done the experiment, some treated, some not. Works for ~4 weeks (ish).
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