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I love my garden.  I am often having a struggle with moles and gophers.  I have found a solution by building raised bed gardens.  I simply add metal screen to the bottom of each garden structure.  The wire screen blocks out the rodents and becomes a savior for my plants.

The basic idea of a raised bed is that instead of battling against poor soil conditions, you build above ground, where you have absolute control over the soil texture and ingredients.

You can build a wood or stone structure to keep the bed intact.  A raised bed garden is built on top of your native soil.  You can plant anything from herbs and vegetables to perennials.  They drain better and they require less maintenance than a conventional garden.

Add interest to your garden by collecting pots of all shapes and sizes.  Unique pots and containers can introduce a creative design element in any garden with minimal space.