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the voles seem to be everywhere here. and my cat family is down to just 2, momma cat and one of her babies, I lost 4 cats this summer, 1 to a hawk, 1 to coyote, one I have no idea what happened and just this past week 1 to a an unwanted dog someone dumped off on the road.
back to the raised bed. ive got a space picked out and was thinking of a layer of rocks on the bottom and some busted up redimex cement that has been hardening in the bags for a couple years.
has anyone tried anything like this to keep voles from tunneling up into a raised bed garden?
 
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Yours sounds like a reasonable idea.  I was thinking hardware cloth.
 
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I used 1/2" chicken wire to line the bottoms of my beds and stapled it to the insides.  I'm not 100% sure it will keep critters out but it's better than nothing.  I have definitely heard it said, as John just did, that hardware cloth is superior to chicken wire.
 
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Expanded shale (Permatil) advertises that it blocks voles/moles if added to soil. I bought a cubic yard from a landscaping nursery and I use it everywhere since I am trying to break up a lot of clay.
 
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