Moles can cause a great deal of damage to gardens, destroying grass and plants with molehills. Even if you can’t see the damage immediately, it can be difficult to have a healthy garden with moles in the area. They will dig tunnels underneath the ground, damaging plants and preventing their roots from growing. It can be incredibly disheartening to see your garden being ruined in this way.
Moles are more destructive than you might think. They will dig tunnels at a rate of 18 feet per hour, so they can cause a lot of damage in a very short time. They tend to enjoy tunneling under healthy, well-watered gardens as they prefer to dig moist earth. For the conscientious gardener who likes to keep their garden well watered, this can actually have devastating consequences.