Gopher & Bird Control in Your Organic Garden
Scare the Birds with Your Garden DecorYou might be able to scare some visiting humans too. Birds will be frightened by our inflatable predators -- we have a snake (with a forked tongue!) an owl, one that moves its head in an eerie way and and a Peregrine falcon. Alarming balloons with reflecting eyes, and an "octopus" with shiny legs, will spook your neighborhood birds. Move the spooks around every week so the birds don't get used to them.
Bird netting This is an effective way to save fruit for yourself, instead of donating it all to your feathered friends. The black plastic netting becomes almost invisible in your garden and it's easy to install over berry bushes and small fruit trees. In our video Tricia demonstrates how to attach bird netting to a frame. Pop PVC frames on before the fruit colors, and remove them after harvest. Or leave PVC and metal frames up year-round in a dedicated vegetable garden, like Tricia's.
Underground wire baskets We have gopher wire in rolls and as prefabricated baskets. The baskets are designed for protection of a select plant or tree, and the roll can be used around rows, beds, or the entire perimeter of your field, as subterranean fencing. The rolls come in 3' or 4' x 100' (note: gophers have been known to burrow up to 6' deep in soft soil); the baskets come in several sizes from 1 Gallon to 15 Gallon.