Keeping squirrels from digging up my garden
February 28, 2011 8:33 AM Subscribe
Squirrel Wars: Can I lay down a layer of chicken wire or hardware cloth directly on top of my raised beds to keep the squirrels from digging up my plants, and then let my veggies grow through the wire all season?
posted by yarly to home & garden (12 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My backyard is squirrel central and I am anticipating full-out battle with these noxious vermin. They dig everywhere in the yard already, so I'm assuming they'll dig up my vegetable beds too. Instead of constructing a sort of lid or cage to keep them out, I was thinking about putting down a layer of chicken wire directly on the soil and letting the plants grow through that. Does this sound doable? (I do realize that this won't stop the horrible beasts from eating my veggies, but I will address that front of the war later on in the summer.)