I have a love/hate relationship with these guys. Love to watch, but just wish they would stay out of my garden. I have a few tulips, some of which are parrot tulips, that I dont think I have ever gotten to see bloom. By the time I noticed them, the deer would have already chomped their heads off. Last year I sprayed the deer buffet with a concoction I mixed up of eggs, garlic, milk,oil, and cayenne pepper. I then put it in a spray bottle and covered all their feast temptations with this spray. I don't think they like my cooking, ingrates! Needless to say, it worked. I couldn't even stand to breath it while spraying. I had to make sure I was upwind of the drift.
Yesterday I was out and noticed the tulips were up about 2"-3". I didn't take the time to mix this up. So I went in and grabbed some spray oil (generic Pam), and sprayed them very well, and then sprinkled cayenne pepper on them very heavily. Half a bottle in fact. My little green sprouts are now burnt red, lol. I hope this stops the little buggers.Maybe they will go to my neighbors yard ; )