What Smells Do Gophers Hate? (7 Scents to Keep Them Away)

Gophers cause havoc in backyards by digging holes in lawns, burrowing tunnel networks, and chewing plants. Whilst there are plenty of heavy-duty methods for getting rid of them, you can also resort to scents and smells. I’ve spent considerable time finding out what smells gophers hate, and whether there’s a smell that keeps gophers away.…

Gopher Damage: Lawn, Plants, Trees, Yard, & Foundations

Gophers live throughout North America meaning every home and yard it at risk from the damage they can wreak. Whether it’s a ruined lawn, holes in backyard, dead plants, or potential gopher damage to the foundations of you home, this guide will show it all. If you want to know what gopher damage looks like,…

Can Gophers Chew Through Chicken Wire?

Chicken wire is often touted as being a great defence against backyard gophers. It is used in multiple applications including guards for plants, beneath the soil in raised beds, and even underneath lawns or artificial grass. As a short-term solution, chicken wire can stop gophers, but it’s not the best solution and does have limitations,…

Can Gophers Damage Artificial Turf & Grass?

Gophers can cause a lot of damage in your yard and to lawns. Many people will turn to artificial grass as the answer believing it will stop gophers digging up into their backyard. But as with anything related to critters, and answer is never that simple, as artificial turf alone won’t stop them.  Gophers and…

What Are the Orange Mushrooms in My Yard? (Orange Mushroom Identification)

The reasons why you have orange mushrooms in my yard is because you have fungi under your grass lawn’s surface. Orange mushrooms will grow in a backyard typically in wet seasons, and often very quickly after rainfall.  But knowing what those orange mushrooms are is also important, as some can be poisonous. I’ve spent time…

Why is Moss Growing in My Yard?

If you’ve spent a lot of time and money on your yard’s lawn only for patches of moss to appear, it can feel like a losing battle. There are thousands of species of moss, but all share one characteristic – they are opportunistic and grow on lawns with little to no encouragement. Thankfully there are…