Asked on May 14, 2019

How to keep squirrels from digging in my planters?

Barbara Hock CommersNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CADebbie/Dragonfly Treasure


7 answers
  • Redcatcec
    on May 14, 2019

    Hi Barbara,

    Put down broken pieces of ceremic, flat stones, anything they cannot get through.

  • Joy30150932
    on May 14, 2019

    Sprinkle "Blood Meal" around the base of the plants and they will not come.

  • Richard
    on May 14, 2019

    take a knee high nylon put table spoon cayenne red pepper in it tie it closed and they will stay away

  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on May 14, 2019

    Get a bag of blood meal from the nursery, spread through garden. The squirrels don't like blood smell at all and it also is a mild fertilizer

  • River rocks! Place on top of soil. Choose a size that is too heavy for them to push aside. Any home improvement center sells different sizes in bags for a few dollars. Makes the plants look pretty too.

  • Barbara Hock Commers
    on May 18, 2019

    Thanks! I will try the blood meal and let you know if it worked

  • Barbara Hock Commers
    on Jul 8, 2019

    Well I have tried the Blood Meal around the base of the planters and it works! I have a total of 15 planters through out my front and back yard. No squirrels digging at all! I will add more Blood Meal about once a month to make sure they don’t return! Highly recommend using this.

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