Quick Guide to Winter Garden Care
Check out 11 simple tasks to keep your lawn and garden flourishing into winter.
Gophers tunnel through the ground to eat tender bulbs and shoots. Here are two ways to keep them from dining on your garden's most promising nuggets:
1. Use wire baskets. Place a wire basket in the planting hole, add a layer of soil, then add bulbs. Cover the bulbs and the basket with more soil. You can use a regular hanging basket, or buy a chicken-wire pouch sold at nurseries for lining planting holes.
2. Use hardware cloth. Line the bottoms of raised beds with barriers of hardware cloth; bend their edges up inside the frame.