How to stop squirrels from digging in the garden

Squirrels love to eat newly planted bulbs like tulips and crocus. The best way to protect the bulbs is to put a wire mesh over the planted area, then cover that with a layer of soil. The plants will grow through the mesh but squirrels won’t be able to dig them up. Some people have had success using blood or bone meal in the soil to deter squirrels from digging. A motion-sensitive sprinkler can also keep wildlife out of small areas.