I live in NJ near a wildlife preserve which is great for hiking and views but it also means I have a substantial deer population to eat my plants & vegetables. I fenced my vegetable garden in with a 6ft tall fence and I keep my herbs on the deck where the deer don't like to go. My only remaining issue is the flower gardens.
I'm focusing on deer resistant perennials for next year, but have some nice lilies and other plants I want to keep but the deer eat. I heard that if you have a border of loose rocks on the outside of the garden the deer won't step on them.
Can anybody validate this before I spend 3 weekends and a lot of money expanding my gardens and putting down about 18" of rocks?