After months of careful planning and hard labor, your garden is finally in bloom, and you love enjoying the fruits of your labor. Unfortunately, you are starting to notice some damage to your vegetable or flower garden and are pretty sure you know the culprit: squirrels. Here are a few simple tips to help you protect your backyard garden from an invasion of squirrels.
Plant Beautiful Squirrel Deterrents
Squirrels are omnivores, which means squirrels have a very large diet and will eat almost anything. Unfortunately, this means that squirrels will eat almost anything in either your vegetable or flower gardens. Luckily, there are a small variety of flowers that squirrels do not like and in many cases, planting these flowers will actually keep squirrels out of your garden.
Hyacinth, daffodils, lily of the valley, and geraniums are all great options. However, one of the best choices is allium, which is the flowering part of the variety of plants that includes garlic, shallots, and onions. Do your homework and determine which of these plants will grow best in your climate.
Protect Your Garden
Fencing, row covers, and other physical barriers are another great option, especially if you have a small garden. Be aware that this is often an expensive option so this should only be utilized if other less costly choices have been exhausted. If you choose to install fencing, make sure to dig down and secure the fencing beneath the ground.
If the fencing is not installed deeply into the ground, squirrels will simply dig underneath the fencing to access your garden.
Invest in Other Deterrents
In addition to planting certain flowers and vegetables that will keep squirrels away, there are other physical deterrents that will scare squirrels away from your garden. One great option is a motion-sensing sprinkler. When the squirrel walks by the sprinkler, it will be squirted with water and will run away.
Another option is placing a plastic decoy near your garden, such as a plastic owl. The squirrels will see the owls and stay away.
Call a Professional
Finally, if squirrels are wreaking havoc on your garden and backyard, the best option is to contact a professional exterminator. An exterminator can help you determine unknown ways you are attracting squirrels and help you create a plan to keep squirrels away from your garden.
From planting deterrents to contacting a professional, there are several ways you can keep squirrels out of your prized backyard garden.
For more information, contact a company like Critterex LLC.Share
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