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Vole Control

There's a better way to keep voles away from your bulbs.

Gary Junken, Produced by Antonio Reis

Stop voles before they start with this tip from Fine Gardening Magazine. Voles eat grasses, tubers, and, unfortunately for gardeners, bulbs. Battling them can be time consuming and replacing chewed plants can quickly become expensive. If you’ve got voles in your area, then you’ll want to be sure to protect newly planted bulbs. Learn how in the video and by following the steps below.

 

How to Protect Bulbs from Voles

Follow the below instructions to learn how to protect bulbs from voles.

 

Materials needed:

Gravel

Shovel

Bulbs of your choice

 

Instructions:

  1. Have your bulbs on hand.
  2. Dig your holes to plant them.
  3. Before you put the bulbs in, take the gravel and place it in the bottom of the hole.
  4. Put the bulb in the hole, and then fill it up.

 

More info:

Learn more about caring for peonies in the articles below.

Plant a Poisonous Barrier of Plants to Deter Voles

Pest Control Elizabethan Style

 

More info on planting bulbs:

How to Plant Bulbs

How to Plant Alliums

An Easier Way to Plant Bulbs

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