Gopher Control System – Gopher Wire Mesh and Gopher Baskets

Lots of mounds appear in a lawn.
GCS-01: The appearance of mounds means gophers haunting, special actions shall be taken.

Once mounds begin to appear in lawn, special attention should be paid to gophers and plants. Gophers could be rather threatening to plants' root system and would become a major nuisance in everywhere plants exist. Effective and convenient solutions include poisons, gopher trap setting, flooding, but all of these could only deter them for a while. In order to prevent gophers once for all, the best and humane solution comes to gopher wire mesh. Three gopher control tools are provided: gopher wire mesh, gopher basket and welded hardware cloth. Gopher wire mesh and gopher basket are both made from chicken wire mesh, or called hexagonal wire mesh. To make gopher wire mesh be perfect in corrosion resistance, vinyl coating chicken wire is available and be compatible with all three products.

Gopher Wire Mesh

To deter gophers, moles, voles and many other rodents from lawn, gardens, play grounds and the like, rolls of gopher wire is perfect. We choose 304 grade stainless wire hexagonal mesh for its perfect corrosion competence, and then manufacture procedure of galvanized after woven serves for the same purpose. Small rolls of 25' length and large one of 100' length are available. And other sizes could also be customized under request.

Recommended specification for rolls of gopher wire mesh:

  • Material: 304 grade stainless steel or hot-dip galvanized after woven with or without vinyl coating.
  • Wire gauge and mesh size: 20 or 19 gauge wire with 3/4 inch or 1 inch measured across the flats of hexagon.
  • Roll size:
    • 2', 3', 4' width × 25' length
    • 3', 4', 5' width × 100' length

Application: commercial lawns, raised beds, decks, garden paths, play grounds, orchards, nurseries, public areas and golf courses.

Three people are laying sod on of rolls of gopher wire mesh with a large vehicle aside.
GCS-02: Gopher wire mesh is used under sod to protect it from gophers' nibbling.
A man is laying soil on the surface of gopher wire mesh with a tool in a small playground.
GCS-03: Gopher wire mesh could be placed in a playground.
Gopher wire mesh is fixed on the bottom of a raised bed.
GCS-04: Gopher wire mesh could be slit into small pieces and fixed on the bottom of raise bed for ventilation.
In the middle of two rows of rocks, two men are laying gopher wire mesh.
GCS-05: Gopher wire mesh could be used in backyard to protect valuable plants.
Two men are setting strips of gopher wire mesh in a oval place.
GCS-06: Laying gopher wire mesh strip by strip.
A man is flatting the soil in the front with several mounds left to deal at his back.
GCS-07: To smooth soil on gopher wire mesh, with at least 1" – 1.5" soil layer.
Two strips of gopher wire mesh are overlapped together and fixed to the ground by sod staples.
GCS-08: Strips of gopher wire mesh should be jointed with overlaps.
A golf course with trees and people around and pound in the middle.
GCS-09: Completed project of gopher wire mesh and sod.

Gopher Baskets

To deter gophers and the like from individual plants, gopher baskets made by chicken wire are recommended. Gopher baskets have the same wire gauge and mesh size with gopher wire mesh, but the baskets have additional reinforced strips at edge to deter gopher. Alternatively, small rolls of gopher wire mesh could be made into a DIY gopher basket like the picture GCS-12 showed. It should be noted that the baskets chosen should always larger than the plants' root for growing.

Recommended specification for rolls of gopher basket:

  • Material: stainless steel or hot-dip galvanized wire.
  • Wire gauge: 20 gauge.
  • Mesh size: 1/2" for mini basket and 3/4" for others measured across the flats of hexagon.
  • Basket size:
    • Mini Basket for 4" diameter
    • 1 Gallon for 8" diameter
    • 3 Gallon for 10" diameter
    • 5 Gallon for 12"diameter
A plant is placed within a gopher basket and placed in the hole.
GCS-10: Gopher basket to protect individual plant.
 A higher green and lower white gopher basket is placed in a large hole.
GCS-11: Gopher basket with reinforced strips on both sides.
Six gopher baskets with one lying and last standing on ground.
GCS-12: Gopher basket product is flattened for carry convenience and should be unfurled when used.
Placing a small tree's root inside a self-made gopher basket.
GCS-13: DIY gopher basket made by small roll of gopher wire mesh.

Available Substitution – Welded Hardware Cloth

Welded hardware cloth is suitable for protecting plants from gophers' intrusion as a substitute for gopher wire mesh. Welded hardware cloth is well performed and can protect plants and sod from gophers with small mesh size being 1/2".

Recommended specification for rolls of hardware cloth:

  • Material: stainless steel or galvanized wires with or without vinyl coating.
  • Wire gauge: 18, 19.
  • Mesh size: 1/2" – 1".
  • Roll size: 24", 36", 48", 60", 72" width × 100' length.
Place soil on the surface of hardware cloth.
GCS-14: Soil is placed on hardware cloth and should be flattened.
Part of the sod is lift up with soil and hardware cloth beneath.
GCS-15: Hardware cloth, as a substitute for gopher wire, is also suitable for lawn and similar places.


  • Easy to install
  • Cost-effective.
  • Sturdy and convenient
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Life expectancy of 6-10 years
  • Cyclic utilization allowable

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