What’s the best way to keep gophers away from your prized plants?

They keep burrowing into our backyard and eating our jasmine plants and roots

  10 answers
  • Jan Jan on Jan 26, 2018
    I wish I knew. I have tried pellets and also little stakes that you stake in the ground that works with the sun. they were a little expensive and none has worked for me. My neighbor actually told me to pour human urine down the holes. I have not tried and don't plan to. I think the smell would be a problem. But she is our neighborhood wacko.

  • Dgreen Dgreen on Jan 26, 2018
    We use jalepeno pepper quarters in the ground either in their runs or near the plants. Works great!

  • Russbow Russbow on Jan 26, 2018
    Please do not chase them to your neighbor. Where are you geographically? Are you SURE they are gophers? Possibly VOLES. Makes a difference.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jan 26, 2018
    Try shredding some Irish spring soap up and sprinkle it around your plants. It won't hurt the plants but the smell is so strong it will send rabbits, gophers and everything running. Rabbits were eating my hosta and after the Irish Spring, they left them alone.

  • Brin Bolter Brin Bolter on Jan 27, 2018
    dog: many small dogs love to hunt!

  • Bam24686315 Bam24686315 on Jan 27, 2018
    If they are truly gophers and not voles or chipmonks you can take chicken side and put it around the plants about an inch under the soil. Then cover with mulch. I use rosemary to keep the deer away from my garden but don't know if it will work on gophers.

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Jan 27, 2018
    stuff garlic gloves around your prized plants, worked like a charm for me!

  • Mcc24758194 Mcc24758194 on Jan 27, 2018
    buy grub worm pellets that will get rid of the moles. should work on gophers.

  • If you or if you know anyone who has snakes, keep the skin when they shed and place a good long piece in each in hole. They won't be back. Tried and true!