It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on here, so I wanted to write a bit on something that has caused me and my lawn a lot of problems in the past.
It’s unfortunate, but with moles and voles it’s never possible to say, “it’s that time of year again,” because with these little creatures, it’s always that time of year. Though you may have never heard of them before, voles are little mice like creatures that bury themselves in your lawn in order to protect themselves from predators. Like moles, voles have a propensity for not caring how much time and effort you’ve put into your front yard or garden.
If you’re in the Denver area like me, you may be more familiar than the average person about the mole and vole populations here, that have gotten a good deal of publicity during the last few years on account of the havoc they have wreaked on yards around the city. Though, I’ll be honest when I say that when I first encountered the surface trails of chewed vegetation and small holes at the end of the trail, I had no idea what I was dealing with. Only after doing some research online did I speculate that I had a vole problem on my hands, but decided to call up my local Denver lawn care and landscape company to make sure I knew exactly what I was dealing with.
Because voles do the most damage during winter when food is scarce, it’s important to start thinking about vole management before that, even before you see the first sign of them if you’ve been known to have vole problems. While I’ve neglected to do this in the past and learned my lesson the hard way, don’t let that make you think it’s too late either. Last year I called the good people at Mountain High Tree, who were able to give me the professional help to get a handle on these ungracious little guests and get my yard looking like new again.