How can i keep squirrels from digging in flower pots???

Eileen Williams
by Eileen Williams
  7 answers
  • Jaynie Jaynie on Jul 06, 2018
    It might not be squirrels. Depending upon where you live and the critters that hang out, it could be possums, raccoons, or armadillos. Unfortunately, I don't have a solution for you, unless you want to cover them up at night. There are materials out there to do that, but they can be expensive. I used some cheap white sheer curtains I picked up at the dollar store or Big Lots. Good luck.

  • Wxw Wxw on Jul 06, 2018
    Let me know when you find out. We have two semi-hunting dogs and those little monsters move like lightening. I have yet to find a solution.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jul 06, 2018
    I had that same problem - and I knew it was squirrels digging in my flower pots. Someone suggested used coffee grounds. I sprinkled some around and it works!

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jul 06, 2018
    Eileen, that can be so discouraging when we work so hard to get our flower pots like we want. I put 2 to 3 layers of river rocks in my potted plants and they left them alone after that. Hope this helps!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 06, 2018
    I use clam shells turned pretty side up, they help control moisture and critters, as an alternative to the shells, I have used broken ceramic tile.

  • Eileen Williams Eileen Williams on Jul 07, 2018

    thank you all.....

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 07, 2018
    Hi Eileen,
    We had the same problem, the solution was to place immovable objects in their way that look nice. Rocks work well, have used seashells, clam shells, broken ceramics. Another idea is to put down chicken wire and have the plants grow through it.