1. The Environmental Consequences Of Gopher Extermination

    If you’ve found Western Planting Solutions, chances are you already have a gopher problem in your yard. In most areas, the gopher problem you’re experiencing is actually caused by a pocket gopher. It’s named for the fur-lined pocket on the outside of their little mouths. You’ll see most gophers range anywhere from six to 13 inches in length and have poor eyesight, but they’re not blind. …Read More

  2. Pesky Critters And Where To Find Them: Part 3

    Our last two blog posts have gone in-depth about common rodents that wreak havoc on West Coast and Midwestern gardens. From mole and nutria takeovers to gopher, groundhog and rabbit infestations, maintaining a healthy garden or farm often seems like an impossible task for many across the nation. But don’t give up yet! Western Planting Solutions offers the latest in pest control technology, with …Read More

  3. Pesky Critters And Where To Find Them: Part 2

    If you’ve been following our blog, you already know about some of the most common rodents West Coast homeowners encounter in their gardens and why they are so destructive to plants and lawns. At Western Planting Solutions, we have developed gopher baskets with rodent mesh that are sure to keep pesky critters like moles, nutrias, voles and gophers away from gardens across the nation. Read on for…Read More

  4. How Do You Tell If You Need Root Protection?

    Gardening can be a highly rewarding hobby. Nurturing small forms of life and watching them grow stronger and bare fruits for you is a really cool experience and it consistently has the ability to make you feel closer to nature. When these plants that you’ve cared for and formed into a living, breathing thing starts mysteriously dying, it can be extremely disheartening. While it’s entirely poss…Read More

  5. Pesky Critters And Where To Find Them: Part 1

    No matter what part of the country you live in, you’re likely to encounter a rodent or some other kind of pesky critter while gardening. Or, even worse yet, you’ll head outside on a warm summer day, only to find that your entire garden has been ransacked by a hungry rabbit or that your plants have been uprooted during a mole’s midnight heyday. It’s an unfortunate fact that many of the pesk…Read More

  6. Why Use Gopher Baskets Instead Of Traps

    We’ll be the first to say it — gophers are kind of cute. It’s one of the many reasons that the movie Caddyshack is so much fun to watch: that cute, pudgy little gopher puppet dancing at the end after alluding Bill Murray's numerous attempts to destroy the little guy. Those buck-toothed goofballs may be cute, but they’re totally ready to come wreak havoc on your yard. Your first instinct af…Read More