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  • This product is a non-toxic chemical free solution to protect my new planting, from underground p...
  • March 07, 2018
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This product is a non-toxic chemical free solution to protect my new planting, from underground pests. The lightweight baskets are made of stainless steel wire and will not put toxic poisons into soil or around the roots of fruit and nut trees I’m trying to protect. Yet the metal wire keeps the pests from getting to the juicy root center of the plant. When I spend almost a hundred dollars or more for a plant, I don't want it turned into very expensive gopher food. I find these baskets are an inexpensive way to protect my investment. I have had a number of plants and bulbs destroyed in the past, such as the time my neighbor and I were having a conversation last year on my driveway, when the gladiolus flower spikes started shaking , then completely collapsed to the ground. The bulbs were eaten underground by gophers as we watched the plant collapse. They also ate the roots of an expensive protea. Not to be defeated, I then bought another pincushion protea, and also purchased a wire mesh basket protector to surround it which has worked for years. These stainless steel blockers are easy to use, less expensive, and very worth the price. I just lifted out the plant roots from the store container, and placed them into one of these protectors before I planted it, job done, plant protected.

Pros Durable, Easy to Install, Great Quality

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Veronica

Northern California
65 or over, Female
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  • This gopher blocker will definitely keep those pesky gophers etc. from getting to the root of my ...
  • April 11, 2018
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This gopher blocker will definitely keep those pesky gophers etc. from getting to the root of my tree. It has a nice fine mesh but when you open it is not quite round sort of oval but it did fit around the root ball when planted in the hole. I left a little above ground to show as directed. The seam on the bottom was very strong so I was not afraid of it coming apart when the tree was inserted. the mesh is very flexible and easy to work with.

Pros Durable, Easy to Install, Good Shape, Great Quality, Strong
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65 or over, Male
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  • I'm using these to protect some nut trees I recently propagated. No damage from burrowing varmin...
  • March 08, 2018
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I'm using these to protect some nut trees I recently propagated. No damage from burrowing varmints yet. They are easy to use and substantial enough to survive normal planting rigors intact. I'd like to get more and see whether they are effective at protection bulbs in my landscape and tubers in my garden. This five gallon size is practical for most purposes. You needn't fully expand it - and I feel that much smaller ones may be impractical. (The manufacturer does also produce a one gallon version.) Of course, hardware cloth can be shaped from bulk rolls, but this product is so supple that you are not likely to be injured by it while gardening. My soil is fairly acidic, so I'll be watching closely to evaluate the longevity of these blockers and to see whether it is practical to re-use them around seasonally lifted bulbs and produce.

Pros Durable, Easy to Install, Functionality, Good Shape, Great Quality, Multi Use, Strong
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NJ
65 or over, Male
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  • Nice Metal Mesh perfect for the root bulb of a plant that produces fruit/vegetables that are pick...
  • March 09, 2018
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Nice Metal Mesh perfect for the root bulb of a plant that produces fruit/vegetables that are picked above the soil. I don't think this will work well with root producing vegetables such as carrots but may work with onion bulbs, potatoes, and the like. Any plant root inside the wire mesh would be protected from moles and appears the mesh would do its job keeping moles from pulling your plant into the ground. The Wire mesh forms a bowl and the wires are stapled at the bottom. These "bowls" are essentially two sheet of wire mesh placed as a sandwich and then stapled together with one side as an opening. The staples are not that great as some of the staples fell off and where falling off as I was stretching out the mesh to place into the ground however there are enough staples that I do not think that is will make a difference and should perform as stated. The wire mesh is flexible and looks of good quality wire. You can open them easily to fit your needs and no gloves are needed but i would still recommend using some good pair of garden gloves. Also you could probably make these easily yourself with the proper wire mesh and a standard paper or heavy duty stapler, but if you are looking to save some time then these would be the way to go.

Pros Durable, Easy to Install, Functionality

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Aaron

bay area
35 to 44, Male
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  • The AMDRO Mole, Vole & Gopher Blocker 5-Gal is awesome for protecting your plants but I also use ...
  • March 16, 2018
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The AMDRO Mole, Vole & Gopher Blocker 5-Gal is awesome for protecting your plants but I also use it for other applications. I have learned that it is easy to cut with scissors and use as a barrier in other applications. I looked and have not seen just straight panels so I cut this into sheets and use it to block moles from digging under the fence line. It stops just about every thing from digging through. Its easy to manipulate and easy to tack on the bottom of the fence. Its stopped armadillos also. They just move on.

Pros Easy to Install, Multi Use

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northflguy

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  • This is a different approach to controlling moles, voles and gophers or any other critters that b...
  • March 10, 2018
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This is a different approach to controlling moles, voles and gophers or any other critters that burrow under your plants to eat the roots or bulbs. Instead of trying to scare the pests away or kill them this puts a physical barrier between the plant and the pest. The mesh has about 1/8 inch openings so the roots can pass through it but even nasty rodent teeth will find it impenetrable. The 5 gallon size is about 16 inches high and 16 inches in diameter.

Pros Durable, Functionality, set and forget, safe around kids
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Oldtimer

Boston
65 or over, Male
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  • In Arizona, lawns and garden beds are often invaded by moles, voles and gophers which burrow unde...
  • March 08, 2018
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In Arizona, lawns and garden beds are often invaded by moles, voles and gophers which burrow underground and chew the roots of plants off at ground level. The plant still looks normal, but begins to wilt and if you tug on the top to check for root attachment, up comes the plant with all the roots gone. To prevent rooticide by rodent, I choose The Mole, Vole & Gopher Blocker 5-Gal planting for a permanent solution. The wire baskets ship flat. You open and form them into a bucket, pop in your plant and place bucket and plant in the previously prepared hole. Surround your plant with soil as usual, leaving the rim of the basket a bit above the ground. The basket keeps rodents away from the main root and gives your plant a fighting chance. I have not lost a plant since I began utilizing these baskets.

Pros Durable, Functionality, Good Shape, Great Quality, Strong

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ubeappy2

Hereford, AZ
55 to 64, Female
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  • I found the description of the product to be confusing. When I read one gallon size it sounded ...
  • March 12, 2018

I found the description of the product to be confusing. When I read one gallon size it sounded more like a power or glandular that are put on the grown to deter moles etc. to stay away. When I got the package I found wire mesh and not product to deter the critters. It is only a wire mess that is a pain to put in the grown when planting. It also only is protection for three plants. For some people it may be good. For me with all my plants it isn't good.

Pros Durable, Functionality Cons to much trouble
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Rob

Blue ridge
65 or over, Male
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  • We dug a hole, put in the mesh blocker, and...
  • July 10, 2018

We dug a hole, put in the mesh blocker, and put in soil and a tree sapling. It was easy to install the mesh blocker. But it's too early to know if it keeps out gophers.

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  • We keep going back for more. I have used...
  • May 30, 2020

We keep going back for more. I have used 32 to do my planting. The 13 roses and 3 trees and 15 iris are huge investment and then I have to add on the cost of the Amdro -- a significant expense. So I am really hoping they will work.

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