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Molehill Trouble

Our garden wraps around our house so we have two areas of lawn. The lawn to be honest is pretty terrible, I use the term lawn loosely, I should really be saying our mix of moss, clover and various other weeds that make up the appearance of a lawn. To add to this we have a little friend who keeps popping up.

A mole.

This is the area of lawn just outside the living room in November, these are seriously huge molehills.

Molehills all over the grass

The molehills took a lot of work to clear

I took all the soil I could do off the grass and redistributed on the new border. I then brought some mole bulbs from sutton seeds, we used them on the main lawn about five years ago and they worked. When they arrived I set about putting them in the ground.


The tools I needed note the hot chocolate was essential


Make a hole in the lawn using the planter
Pop in the mole bulb and cover




















The box gives instructions on how to plant the bulbs. I must admit I did not exactly follow these and put them in each corner and then one half way down each side and one in the middle. Meaning I used more than they would say you need.

This is how the lawn looks now....

Moles have stayed away

No more molehills on this piece of lawn. What has been even better is that molehills have started appearing on the grass outside the back of the kitchen, but so far none have come up where we put the new mole bulbs. So I am keeping my fingers crossed that they are working and have ordered some more for the other section of lawn.

Our next job is to get grass seed and try and repair the lawn in the spring.


New molehills appearing on our other section of lawn

Trying to clear the soil from the grass

Twin Mummy and Daddy
Sparkles & Stretchmarks Sunday Best

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  1. Great project: will the children be helping out with the next bit of lawn? What is your aim for the garden? #SundayBest

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  2. Aside from the moles, what a lovely sized garden you have #sundaybest

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  3. Omg how crazy that there were so many molehills! Glad the bulbs seem to be working. Thank you for linking up to #SundayBest x

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  4. We have problems with moles it's a pain super post Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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  5. Oh dear, that's pretty annoying! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

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  6. Oh wow, glad it seems to be working! I don't think I've ever noticed any molehills in our garden. Thanks for joining us at #SundayBest, hope you'll join us again tomorrow! x

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  7. Great project. Glad it's working out for you. Get the lawn seed & don't forget to water it a lot.
    #stayclassymama

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  8. How annoying! Glad you found a solution though. Thank you for sharing with #StayClassyMama

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  9. Molehills are very annoying. I was walking my dog with a friend once and her dog stuck his nose in a molehill and brought out a mole! The one and only time I have ever actually seen one! #blogstravaganza

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  10. That looks like a job and a half, glad you got it sorted. Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

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  11. Very useful post. We recently moved into a house with a garden, so this will come in handy I'm sure.
    #blogstravaganza

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