Protecting Flower Bulbs

What is the best way to protect bulbs from wildlife?

By Eric

Ad
May 3, 20070 found this helpful

I've always heard that voles (not moles, but they might as well) hate pointy rocks. So whenever I plant anything new in my gardens, I mix in a handful or two of gravel from the driveway. We have a gravel called "TRG" and I forget what it stands for. It's pointy, though. Broken seashells would work, too. I haven't had any problems at all- all of my plants came back with vigor this year. Some people say that wrapping them in hardware cloth before planting them will do the trick, too- Just leave a gap at the top for the bulb to sprout from. Also, rubber snakes will freak out any renegade squirrels. Just move them around every day or so. As for deer, I hear that human hair and Irish Spring soap will keep them at bay. Good luck!

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
May 5, 20070 found this helpful

Dip the bulbs in talc powder before you plant them. the animals don't like the taste and will try one and then leave the rest alone

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
In This Article
Squirrel eating a flower.
Protecting Bulbs from Wildlife
Next >︎
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening BulbsMay 3, 2007
Guides
A hand holding an incandescent bulb.
Using Incandescent Bulbs
A woman plantain a Hyacinth bulb.
Tips for Buying Flower Bulbs
Disposing of Light Bulbs (Incandescent), A light bulb.
Disposing of Light Bulbs (Incandescent)
Fall crocus bulbs.
Growing Bulbs in Every Season
More
🎉
New Years Ideas!
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on December 4, 2016 at 6:12:42 AM on 10.0.2.22 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!