If I were to ever considering getting a garden gnome for my house, I'm going straight to Shawn Thompson for one of his Combat Garden Gnome.
To give you a little idea, garden gnomes were created because people believed during night time, these little guys will help out in the backyard. My assumption is that it'd be using some sort of magical pixie dust to make grass go greener and flowers flourish; however, it doesn't appear to be the case with the Combat Garden Gnome. These guys are holding rifles and AK47s, which means that they're in the security business to blast away any raccoons and unwanted critters who stumble around at night. Buy a ton of these, build an army and I guarantee that no creature will mess with your plants again.