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5 tips to keep squirrels out of your garden

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Plants, fencing, a water jet, chicken manure or a cage can all help to keep squirrels away from your garden.

1

Choose plants that are less attractive to squirrels.

Choose plants that are less attractive to squirrels.

2

Cleverly block their path with a wire mesh fence.

Install a wire mesh fence such as chicken wire.

  1. Dig holes and plant bulbs.
  2. Form a cage with the wire mesh, bending the sides by 5 to 10 cm.
  3. Stick the sides into the ground.
  4. Cover the wire mesh and bulbs with soil.
Cleverly block their path with a wire mesh fence.
3

Take them by surprise with a motion-sensor sprinkler.

Take them by surprise with a motion-sensor sprinkler.

4

Spread granulated hen manure.

Granules must remain on the surface of the soil to be effective. Squirrels do not like the smell of this fertilizer. If necessary, repeat following the manufacturer’s instructions. Bear in mind that over-fertilization can damage plants.

Spread granulated hen manure.
5

Cover your vegetable garden with a cage made of wire mesh.

Cover your vegetable garden with a cage made of wire mesh.

If possible, stick the cage into the ground to prevent squirrels from crawling underneath.

   

BONUS - Coexist harmoniously with local wildlife.

Be prepared to share a part of your garden: squirrels are an integral part of the local fauna.

Coexist harmoniously with local wildlife.

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