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Protect Your Landscape Investment from Damaging Moles, Voles and Gophers
Humane and effective, our sturdy baskets and wire rolls are superior to chicken or aviary wire for barring gophers from your plant's roots; And our new Speed Basket protects your plant's roots from voles and moles in addition to gophers.
The RootGuardTM Heavy Duty Basket was first made in 1985 by our founder and owner, Wayne Morgan. These are the first commercially available products to protect your plants from gophers, and they provide long lasting protection at a great value. We have five sizes of Heavy Duty baskets to meet all your planting needs from the one quart, Mini, up to the fifteen-gallon, Tree, size.
Soon after introducing the Heavy-Duty Basket to the market Wayne saw the need for a corresponding product to protect the rest of your landscape investment from annoying and expensive gopher damage. He followed the successful and proven design of the 3/4 - inch hex mesh used for the baskets, and with a few modifications RootGuardTM Gopher Wire rolls were created. The mesh is double galvanized: the wire strands are electroplate galvanized and then once woven the mesh is hot-dipped galvanized. This process provides six to ten years of protection in harsh environments such as under lawns. We have twenty-five-foot-long rolls for small jobs, and one-hundred-foot-long rolls for large jobs.
The RootGuardTM Speed Basket, introduced in 2016, is made of knitted Stainless Steel mesh that is designed for mole and vole exclusion in addition to fending off gophers. The Speed Basket, as its name implies, is made for fast and efficient planting, and it provides modest protection for a few years. The material is soft and easy to work, so gloves are not needed. We have five sizes of Speed Basket from one quart to fifteen-gallon.
2017 saw the introduction of our Stainless Steel RootGuardTM Gopher Wire Rolls. This High-Grade wire is available in 4’ x 100’ rolls and made for demanding jobs where a Super-Duty product, that will last 10+ years, is required.
New for 2018: Introducing Digger’s new SPEED PIN LANDSCAPE STAPLING SYSTEM: In-LineTM landscape staples and Carry CanTM staple/tool holster. Handling landscape staples from carton-to-installation is now faster and safer thanks to our reengineered (Patent Pending) design of this essential landscape item. The landscape staple is a commonly used item in the trade, comparable to the carpenter’s nail. They are used in great numbers to hold down weed barrier cloth, erosion control material, drip irrigation lines, gopher wire mesh—really anything that requires fastening to the ground. But the individual, loose packaging of the staples has always presented a challenge in handling. Annoyed by time wasted transferring loose staples to a tool bag, pants pockets or work bucket? Frustrated by a tangled mess when trying to pick out one staple? Tired of getting poked in the process? Digger’s new SPEED PIN STAPLING SYSTEM solves these problems. With our In-LineTM staple packs, in combination with our Carry CanTM holster, managing staples from carton to installation is much more efficient, organized and safer. Save time, money, and frustration.
"We used Root Guard Gopher Wire Baskets during our Earth Day volunteer planting at a heavily used and gopher inhabited State Park campground and wow what a difference they made. A year later all the oak trees and native shrubs are thriving thanks to the root protection provided by the Root Guard Wire Baskets. Now we make sure that Root Guard Wire Baskets are a part of our planting efforts in our campgrounds."
- Jodi P. Environmental Scientist