Stop gophers from damaging roots of plants with this uniquely devised basket shaped barrier.
Root Guard Gopher Baskets are designed with hexagonal openings of 3/4", while regular chicken wire tends to be about 1". The smaller size of the hexagonal openings will allow for root growth while inhibiting gophers from making meals out of the most important parts of your plant, like fleshy roots and the plant crown. To deter gophers from chewing through the basket, these baskets are made from 20 gauge wire, stronger then the wire used in typical aviary mesh wire. The final component that makes these baskets a great option is that they are galvanized after weaving to help eliminate rust and can last years. These baskets are easily re-folded for storage and can be reused. In addition, they make transplanting easy!
- Mini Basket is 4" diameter
- 1 Gallon is 8" diameter
- 3 Gallon is 10" diameter
- 5 Gallon is 12"diameter
Pull sides apart at the green top opening and flatten out the bottom fold. Then, bend the side seams flat against the bottom and round out the sides. Once shaped correctly, place the basket in a pre-dug hole. There is a 3" green strip at the top to indicate how deep to place the basket. Leave the green edge exposed to help deter above ground feeding. When selecting proper size for your plants, choose a basket that is one size larger to allow for plant growth. Place plant in the basket, fill hole with soil, and water as usual.
Also available: Root Guard Gopher Wire Rolls for lawns, gardens and planters.
Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Pond & Environment, Vegetable Gardens
Pests and IPM
This product works as a mechanical control for the following: Gophers, Moles