Gophers can have a significant impact on your landscape, particularly in gardens and lawns. Here are some common ways gophers can affect your landscape:
Plant Damage – Gophers primarily feed on plant roots, which can lead to significant damage to your garden plants, trees, and shrubs. This can result in stunted growth, wilting, and even death of the affected plants.
Tunneling – Gophers create an extensive network of tunnels underground as they burrow. These tunnels can cause the soil to become loose and unstable, leading to sinkholes or uneven ground. This can be hazardous and make it difficult to walk or mow the lawn.
Mounds and Surface Damage – Gophers push excess soil to the surface as they dig their tunnels, resulting in mounds of soil scattered across your landscape. These mounds can be unsightly and pose a tripping hazard. Additionally, gophers may damage the roots of surface-level plants as they tunnel near the surface.
Watering and Irrigation Issues – Gopher tunnels can disrupt irrigation systems, causing water to leak or pool in unintended areas. This can lead to water wastage, uneven watering, and potential damage to plants.
Erosion and Soil Compaction – Gopher activity can contribute to soil erosion and compaction. The loose soil from their tunnels can be easily washed away during heavy rains, leading to erosion. Additionally, the compacted soil around their tunnels can hinder water infiltration and root growth.
Gophers in Utah are very difficult to get rid of on your own. It is almost always a good choice to get professional help with gopher elimination.
Utah Gopher Control is the best choice to help you with your gopher problems. Our environmentally safe carbon monoxide fumigation procedure is an extremely effective gopher removal process.
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