Ask a Question forum: moles in lawn, front yard a mess. IDEAS?

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mimzbarnard
Apr 3, 2017 9:33 AM CST
Lawn company has treated for insects but they still are there after 2 seasons. Tried pouring pure Castor Oil mixed with liquid detergent down holes and saturating suspicious areas. Have used the Castor Oil in the past for Voles in the side yard and and kept flooding the area with water for several weeks (once a week) to stop the reproduction chain. That worked. Have not flooded the front as it looks so bad visually so hoping to find some other idea to try in the front.

The ground is still spongy and feels like it is sinking in 3 weeks later after the above Castor Oil treatment. If anyone has other ideas that might work, I'd love to hear back from you. . We also have a dog that I need to be concerned about.

Thanks in advance for any advice! So happy to find this site as I love having what my family calls adventures in my garden. We have a large property, lots of trees, but mostly shade and deer as there is a park across the road from us. Hoping to find lots of advice for plants to try out. So far boxwood are my friends . . . along with Japanese maples and fern. Looking now for more perennials that can handle the shade. Have a few but need more color.

Mary
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Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 3, 2017 12:23 PM CST
Welcome, Mary! I don't know much about moles, but the only success I've heard of in controlling them has been by trapping. You can probably find a couple of different traps at a farm and garden store. Good luck!
Porkpal

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