Asked on Jun 17, 2019

How to deter squirrels from digging into my flower pots & window box?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CADixie Mains-ZobalJoy30150932


5 answers
  • Mad29883817
    on Jun 17, 2019

    Put peppermint or rubber snakes

  • Suzanne Ellis
    on Jun 17, 2019

    Any type of hot spice, the hotter the better. Works great!

  • Joy30150932
    on Jun 17, 2019

    Sprinkle some "Blood Meal" around the base of the plants and this should deter them from digging.

  • Dixie Mains-Zobal
    on Jun 17, 2019

    I go to the Dollar store and buy cheap plastic forks. Snap off the handle and poke them in the dirt tines sticking up. (sometimes I leave the handles on, depending on the depth of the pot). Squirrels don't like getting poked while they are sniffing around trying to find a place to bury their nuts. Although, my Grandkids can't figure out why I plant forks every year :-)

  • My friends and I use river rocks. Any home improvement center, landscape supply or quarry will have what you need. We just choose rocks big enough that they can't shove them out of the way. Place on top of soil in your pots and boxes. And it is entertaining to sit and watch them try!

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