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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:01 pm 

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We have recently decided to go organic in our yard and garden. We are in Grapevine with very sandy soil.

Where do we begin? Our lawn has grubs and an all too happy mole. The garden area is just now being prepared (was previously a mulched area), hoping to plant our first crops this spring

Thanks in advance for any tips or resources you might be able to share.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:24 pm 

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Location: Grapevine, TX
Hi!, Mitchell!

I live in Grapevine too.

That mole is happy because he's probably eating your grubs!

Beneficial nematodes will help eliminate those grubs (unless you want to let the mole have them.) 8) You can get them at Green Mama's on Davis Blvd in NRH.

As for the mole, try sprinkling used coffee grounds on the molehills and mole trails, then water the grounds in lightly. You can get them for free at Starbucks. I stopped by my neighborhood Starbucks yesterday and they gave me a 5 gallon bucket full (BYOB)! Besides helping chase moles off, the grounds are a decent soil amendment, a pretty good source of nitrogen and won't hurt the soil at all.

Good luck!


PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:36 am 

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Start looking through all the topics in the forums you have available to you. There's so many topics and lots of info there. Also, you can click on "learn" at the top of the page, then go to "article library" the click on the first letter of whatever you're wanting to know about to find tons of info. It's all here!

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