Many homeowners are constantly searching for ways for mole control.
However, being so unfamiliar with alternatives to mole extermination, people tend to go on the hunt, looking for powerful and often dangerous chemicals — as though there is some well-kept secret cocktail of poisons to help them end the ever-lasting problem of mole damage in their lawn.
Too often, this becomes like searching for nothing and just as unproductive. This is not only a dangerous task of applying poisons and chemicals but is often like skating up an icy hill as well.
The sad part of this search is that it generally results in a trial-&error method of adding chemical after chemical after chemical to your soil until you end up terribly over-poisoning your lawn.
Ironically, many of these methods can substantially worsen your yard’s mole pest problems rather than improving them.
Since chemicals can drastically contribute to (rather than solve) mole Infestation, you should consider some very useful natural alternatives. In this age of organics and going green, the natural way can actually be the best way to prevent mole infestation in your lawn.
Here are some helpful tips on mole control:
Bagging your grass clippings is like siphoning your soil’s nutrients from your lawn. The grass is using your soil’s nutrients, converting those nutrients into plant material, then that plant material is supposed to convert back into the soil.
Removing the clippings is simply removing the nutrients that were intended to decompose and re-enter the soil’s cycle. To compensate for this loss, we tend to fertilize. Therefore, mulching is an obvious first step.
Stop Using Chemical Fertilizer, Herbicides, and Pesticides
Your grass has evolved for billions of years without a lawn service. But, suddenly, many believe that the key to a greener lawn is expensive chemicals which is not true.
Your soil simply wants decomposed organic plant matter. It’s easy to do this on your own. Including mulching your grass when you mow, keep organic material from your home (unused milk, pasta & sauce, coffee & grounds, eggshells, etc). Just turn these into your soil and let your soil’s biology do its work.
Water Your Grass Often
Letting your soil dry out in the summer months damages your grass root system and worsens your soil’s biological balance-making it more susceptible to pest infestation.
Grow Your Grass A Little Higher
Higher grass can mean deeper roots. And, deeper roots can make it harder for some pesky yard pests, like moles, to tolerate your lawn-encouraging them to move on to soil that’s better suited to their needs.
Keeping your yard mole-free on your own can be done. It can simply be a matter of enhancing your lawn’s ability to fight mole infestation naturally, rather than soaking it with a dangerous concoction of chemicals.
Removing these chemicals from your arsenal in the fight against mole pest infestation allows your lawn to be all-natural.
It can also make your lawn less attractive to moles (relative to your neighbors’ chemically treated lawn) and make you the mole-free neighbor.