How to keep squirrels out of my garden
There is nothing more annoying to a garden lover than having their
crops and plants devastated by squirrels. All that devotion,
passion, and energy put into maintaining your garden can be very
easily ruined due to naughty nibblers desire to treat in your
garden. However, squirrels are not only hard to be angry at, but
they are also harmless and often protected by law. This means that
you are definitely looking for a way to make your garden
squirrel-proof as well as for those ways to be safe for the
squirrels at the same time.
Before we look into suggestions and ideas for you to repel squirrels
from your garden, let us shed some light on the reasons why the
squirrels would attack your garden in the first place. One and the
only reason you might find squirrels in your garden is the food.
Squirrels are attracted to this variety of food just lying around
unprotected and easy to reach, so it is only natural for them to
follow their natural instinct and feed. This means that your actual
goal is to make it unavailable to squirrels to get to the food if
you want to see them gone.
One of the ways to achieve that, which you actually might find odd,
is to relocate squirrels by allowing them to feed on another
location, away from your garden. If you have no problem keeping them
around as long as they don't devastate your crops, setting up a zone
where the food will be laid out especially for squirrels might help.
The second, and actually quite simple way for you to repel squirrels
from your garden is to get a large dog to guard it. Squirrels will
quickly notice that the garden is no longer safe for them, and they
will eventually lose interest in it.
Keeping your garden neat and clean is another way to keep the
squirrels out. They are normally attracted to crops and seeds lying
scattered across the bare soil, and picking these up on a regular
basis may prove to be helpful with attracting fewer squirrels. To go
back to our first suggestion, which was to set up a special place
for squirrels to feed, you can use some or all crops you collect for
If none of these mild squirrel-repelling strategies work, you are
left with few more option. You can search for different squirrel
repellents available online and in stores and install them in your
garden. These repellents come in a wide range of products, from
little to very aggressive, such as chemical repellents. Another way
for you to repel squirrels is to exclude them by covering your
plants and soil, which can be more or less practical for you
depending on the size of your garden. Also depending on the size of
your garden, fencing is another good strategy to keeping squirrels.
If possible, lay out net cloth along the edges of your garden
creating a wired fence.
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