Asked by: Fabiane Chila
asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th February, 2020

What plants do Gophers not like to eat?

Some plants gophers won't eat are columbine, artemesia, ceanothus, rock rose, breath of heaven foxglove, lantana, lavender, indian hawthorn, rosemary, and native perennial salvias.

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Also, what type of plants repel gophers?

Plants that repel gophers: Other plants can be used to repel gophers, such as gopher spurge (Euphorbia lathyris), crown imperials, lavender, rosemary, salvia, catmint, oleander and marigolds. Try planting a border around your flower beds or vegetable garden with these.

Also Know, what smells do gophers hate? To repel gophers naturally, try putting a few drops of peppermint oil on cotton balls, and then placing the cotton balls inside tunnel entrances. Gophers do not like the smell of peppermint, so this non-lethal gopher control method is a natural gopher repellent that can help rid your yard of these subterranean rodents.

Also asked, do gophers eat all plants?

Gophers may eat just about any plant if they are hungry enough. When in doubt, cage the roots of your plants.

How do I keep gophers from eating my plants?

  1. Install underground barriers by lining the bottoms and sides of planting holes or raised beds with chicken wire or galvanized hardware cloth.
  2. Determine areas of recent gopher activity.
  3. Locate the main tunnel using a commercially-available gopher probe or metal rod.
  4. Open the tunnel using a shovel.

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