The other major thing I want to do this Fall is move the surviving fancy hostas from the open front yard to the fenced back yard where the deer can't get at them.
The fancier they are, the more the deer seem to like them. The good ones are marked with landscaping flags. So where the impatiens and coleus have grown this year, there will be the best hostas. The others will go into a 50'x6' long bed where there are some empty spots over the years.
I will be moving the numerous Japanese Painted Ferns all around after the far back yard gets cleared of blackberries in a week or two.. They seem to like it here and spread well.
The place where the fancier hostas will go is a framed area around my sunken patio. And there is a reason. I was in a carpool for years that met at a spot where hostas were up at stomach level. I loved the effect. I am replicating it.
Most will be Captain Kirk and June
With Blue Cadet
And small gold drop all around.
The deer DON'T seem to like the large rough-leaved 'Sum and Substance' and 'Big Daddy' hostas. So I will be dividing them and filling the spaces in the front where I am taking out the other hostas.
I prefer to deter them from eating my plants passively. But I will set up a motion-detector strobe light to drive them away. And if that doesn't work. I can sit quietly in a blind in the corner of my yard with a crossbow. Deer need to relearn to be afraid of humans again.