How to prevent squirrels from eating buds& blossoms on hibiscus plants

by C_h22491196
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  • Mar15387338 Mar15387338 on Jun 11, 2018

    i do not think anything is completely squirrel proof but giving them things they like to eat might help. They like apples. Dried corn. sunflower seeds some vegetables and even meat. PUT OUT LEFT OVER TAKE OUT. OLD FRUIT ALSO nuts IN THE SHELL.over ripe bananas and spray a highly scented essential oil like peppermint or eucalyptus on the plants or around that area. Good luck.

  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on Jun 11, 2018

    While you might find the scent of coffee delicious, squirrels don't. A light layer of coffee grounds around hibiscus plants can keep them from being the pests' next meal. Just sprinkle some fresh grounds on the soil surrounding the plants to keep squirrels away. Every two weeks, add a new layer of grounds.

  • Jen Jen on Dec 09, 2019

    I've long had this problem with squirrels in my yard as well and the only thing that worked for me is to place the potted hibiscus among thorny plants like roses or Bougainvillea

    The squirrels don't tread on thorny plants for obvious reasons, so generally ignore what’s with in those beds.