Preventing squirrels from digging in flowers

Asked May 20, 2019, 4:59 PM EDT

Is there a sure fire product that I can get that will deter squirrels from digging in my raised flower garden?

Chisago County Minnesota squirrels horticulture

1 Response

Sorry, but there is nothing "surefire". There are deterrents, but they have to be replenished. Row covers and caging might work for vegetables, but they look unattractive in flower beds. One trick you might try is to put a layer of chickenwire just under the soil. Plant through the chickenwire. The wire discourages the squirrels from digging. Check this reference:
https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/faq/how-can-i-keep-squirrels-digging-newly-planted-tulip-bulbs