2nd November 2019


Do marigolds deter squirrels from your garden?

Squirrels and other critters are driven away by the odor. I dig a shallow trench around the outside edge of the garden, lay a line of mothballs and lightly cover with soil. Place a few along the rows and plant marigolds, too. Keeps away a host of critters.

What keeps squirrels away from plants?

5 Tricks to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Plants
  • The Gardener versus The Squirrel.
  • Plants flowers that squirrels don't like.
  • Lay chicken wire or plant stakes just under the dirt.
  • Human or dog hair as a deterrent.
  • Spice them out with cayenne pepper!
  • This is my current favorite method of deterring squirrels from my flowers.
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  • Add bone meal to your soil.
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