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Q: Squrriel's And Tulip's?

April 26, 2012 | By Ches21 | 3 answers | Expired: 959 days ago

Ches21

How can you keep squrriel's from eating tulips cause they always eat the ones in my yard how do I keep them from eating the tulip's?

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Kavykeeper
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Apr 26, 2012

You really can't keep them from eating tulips. Most rodents love tulips. You'd have to protect them with chicken wire or some sort of netting which wouldn't be very attractive. You might want to plant different bulbs in the Fall for next year that squirrels won't eat. There are sprays you can buy that deter wildlife but I'm not sure if they work.

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Jillian
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Apr 26, 2012

There are plants you can strategically use to deter different wildlife, this is known as camouflage planting. Plant stronger smelling plants that are offensive to rodents around the tulips like thyme or mint or lilac. You can also put moth balls in the garden - critters hate moth balls. And I read you can make a diluted solution of urine to "water" the plants with. Just pee in a cup and dilute it with water, then add it to your garden.

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Kelly
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Apr 27, 2012

You can put a layer of chicken wire over your bulbs. Cut it the size of your beds and bury the edges in a trench dug around the perimeter. You can cover the wire with mulch so it isn't visible. If you don't want to do that, you can sprinkle cayenne pepper over your flowerbeds. It deters lots of animals. I've used it to keep armadillos from digging in my flower beds. You have to replace it after it rains but you can get a bottle of cayenne for as little as 99 cents at some stores. It doesn't have to be the good stuff as long as it's hot cayenne.You can also put pet hair in the flower bed. Dogs and cats are natural predators so their scent helps to deter the squirrels.

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