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Safe guard your containers

By: Garden Gate staff
Here’s a simple trick to keep critters out of your freshly-planted container!

Safe guard your containers

Had it up to here with pesky squirrels uprooting your containers? Protect your plants and your hard work with this cheap, easy fix. Here’s how:

Step 1: Find a cracked or broken terra-cotta pot and break it down further into 4- to 5-inch pieces. (Anything smaller and squirrels will be able to move it aside.)

Step 2: Arrange the chunks around your plants so that they cover all of the potting mix, just like we did here.

Now squirrels will stick to digging in the ground!

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