Help on a school project regarding deer repellents
For my biology project I'm trying to test the effectiveness of different deer repellents. The ones I'm thinking of using are: Plantskydd, Deer Out/Away, Deer Scram, Bobbex, Hot Pepper Wax and Treeguard. I'll be using five different plants, not exactly sure which ones yet but some possibilities are: tomato plants, roses, hostas, strawberries, clover and/or geraniums. (The cheaper the better, since I need to buy 7-8 of each). I have about an acre of yard to work with. My main question is whether I should use 1 repellent at a time, applying it to one of each plant and placing the plants around the yard that way, OR if I should use all the same plant at one time (ex, all hostas) and use a different repellent on each and place them around the yard that way. Basically, do I use all the repellents each week and keep changing the plant, or do I use only one repellent each week and one of each plant? I'm also not sure how 'far' the odors of some of these repellents reach. I don't want them to affect the results of another. I'm still trying to piece together how I should carry this out, so any advice, suggestions, etc would be greatly appreciated!