Did you know some squirrels will watch you as you plant?! They do this so they know exactly where their next meal is coming from. Since they’re sometimes already ahead of the game, it’s important to clean up your planting area once you’re finished. Any leftover debris, husks, or bulbs are a dead giveaway that something tasty is underneath. Since smaller critters can dig and burrow in small places, it’s important to prevent them from getting to your bulbs in any way that you can. You can consider using natural, organic repellants that will deter the critters from getting closer. If you’re planting in a garden bed, you can also purchase sharp gravel for the surrounding soil. Once a squirrel detects a sharper object, they will usually go elsewhere to look for food. In this case, you also want to stay away from smelly fertilizers like bone meal or fish emulsion. This can make things worse and you can attract more animals to your tulip bulbs.