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What happened to this lawn

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rgn2001, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. rgn2001

    rgn2001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Can someone tell me what happened to this lawn. It is on a hill and has never happend before. It happened during the winter. Pictures are attached.



  2. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    That first one looks like mole/grub damage.
  3. rider

    rider LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 152

    First one voles or mice, they make paths, second one snow mold
  4. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    snow mold???
  5. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Usually from snow staying on there to long in the spring.
  6. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Thats not snow mold in either pic, I think both were caused by moles.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    There right the first one mole,we have had a customer 10 years moles come in the spring funny thing they leave mid year but they always come every spring.
  8. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,988

    We get vole/field mice damage in our area every spring and it looks just like pic 1. Look for little mouse holes nearby.
  9. rgn2001

    rgn2001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Thanks for the replies. These were already visible during the winter months. They did not just show up in the Spring. Any suggestions on how to prevent this?

  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    The first one is caused from voles, not moles. The second one is too far away, but it is either grub damage, snow mold, or both.

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