Q.Best Grass and Moles
I have two questions. We just moved to Nashville, TN from Rome, GA. In Georgia we had zoysia grass. When I cut the grass, I always used a grass catcher. We did have a rusty area in the back but it never made the grass die; it just got your shoes covered in what looked like rust. Is zoysia a good grass for Nashville? It is a cooler climate. I like a good looking lawn that grows thick and requires the least amount of cutting. Most sod farms around here say a three blend fescue is best. That’s what almost all are growing.
We also now have a mole problem. There are piles of dirt every morning in the yard. These things are as big as a squirrel without a tail! No one can tell me what to do about it. I understand they eat worms. Is there something that can change the taste of a worm to a hot pepper so these moles will get heartburn and die?
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Zoysia may work for you. You can grow it where you are but in colder areas, it goes dormant in the winter and gets brown. If you don't mind trading that for its durability, it would work for you. The most durable grass for cooler climates, however, is Kentucky Bluegrass.
For help with the mole problem, this article will offer some suggestions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/mole-control-home-remedies-for-removing-moles-from-your-yard.htm