The winter thaw is an exciting time for all of us. Unfortunately, it’s not going take the high road and reveal a nice, clean lawn.
While forgotten leaves and garbage are the obvious and easiest targets, it’s what was happening underneath the snow, all winter, that requires some real attention.
Using the snow as insulation and grass roots as food, voles are extremely active rodents during the winter months. This feasting leave behind tunnels and piles of dead grass clippings. And because the snow keeps it packed down, it can be hard to get a real idea of the true extent of the damage.
If you notice any of this vole damage on your lawn, we recommend taking the time to rake the entire lawn and clear away all areas of dead grass, leaves, and other debris. Otherwise, these dead organics will build up year and year and suffocate your lawn.