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Top Tips for Gopher Wire in Artificial Grass Installations

With artificial grass installations, doing a good job will make the lawn look great right away, but that’s not all. Each choice you make about how you install your turf can impact how the lawn will look five, ten, or even 20 years from now. Start things right with a layer of protective gopher wire under your lawn replacement. It’s not a hard DIY job, and a wire barrier can stop tunnels by gophers, moles, and voles before they lead to bumps and lumps in your lawn. Watersavers has gopher wire and all the turf tools you need for artificial grass installations that look great and stay gopher free. Check out these installation tips for how to do it right, and enjoy smooth faux grass for years to come! Ready to tackle a complete turf installation project? Our full artificial turf installation guide is here.

Tools you need to Install Gopher Wire as Synthetic Turf Pest Control

Once you’ve got your gopher netting, you’ll need a few tools and hardware items to install it. Don’t worry; they are easy to find. You need to have a pair of wire cutters on hand so that you can trim the mesh to the right size for the faux lawn bed. To hold the net in place, you will need to place landscape staples every 2 to 3 feet at the edge of each roll of netting. You’ll also use these to hold the gopher wire netting in place around the full outer edge of the project area. It’s smart to buy a few more staples than you think you need. They are not expensive, and it’s better to use too many than not enough. Also, don’t forget your protective gloves! You’re going to be working with sharp wire edges, so gear up to save your hands from any scratches.

How to Install Gopher Mesh as a Gopher Proof Lawn DIY Project

  • Clear and level the area where your faux grass will go.
  • Roll the gopher mesh out smoothly on top of the dirt.
  • As you go, secure the outer edge every few feet with your landscape staples. You want your gopher-proof lawn DIY work to stay in place for years, and these will stop it from shifting over time.
  • When you’ve unrolled the gopher mesh all the way from the top of your yard area to the bottom, trim it to size with your wire cutters.
  • If that roll hasn’t covered your full faux lawn area, lay down another line of mesh next to it. Don’t leave a gap between these rolls. In fact, layers of the net should overlap by six inches, so that pests can’t dig up through any gaps.
  • Secure the overlap areas every few feet with staples. Make sure to push the staples as deep into the dirt as you can.
  • Your gopher proof lawn DIY is that simple! Add a layer of protective weed barrier fabric on top, and then place your faux grass. Your yard will stay smooth and safe from pests and lumps.

Enjoy Your Gopher Free Artificial Lawn for Years to Come

With the right tools and some simple DIY skills, it is not hard to keep your faux lawn free of pests like moles, voles, and gophers. There are lots of yard animals that would love nothing more than to dig right through your faux grass, but you can keep that from happening with the right wire mesh. Ideally, you need a mesh that has 3/4″ or smaller holes. Be sure that you buy a netting product that is designed and sold to stop small yard pests.

Contact Watersavers Turf for any of your gopher wire and landscape material needs. We have a full range of top quality turf accessories and synthetic grass. Get a free estimate for your lawn replacement, or give us a call at 844-974-8873.