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Beautiful Plants That Will Keep Your Yard Mole-Free
Mint is effective in deterring moles due to its fresh scent, which is unpleasant for them. Sprinkling crushed leaves around the yard can also increase its effectiveness.
This low-maintenance, easy-to-grow herb thrives in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8. It flourishes in full sun to part shade with well-drained soil and 1 to 2 inches of
water weekly.
Marigold blooms are beautiful and deter moles with their pungent fragrance and roots that release a chemical toxic to some insects, reducing the critters' food source.
These flowers thrive in hardiness zones 2 to 11, preferring full sun and neutral soil. Let the soil dry between weekly waterings since marigolds are tolerant to drought.
Daffodils are an effective mole deterrent due to their toxic bulbs, which moles avoid. They also enhance garden aesthetics and attract pollinators like butterflies.
They are hardy in zones 3 to 8 and require full sun and well-drained soil. Daffodils offer lasting mole protection with annual returns but are toxic to pets, as per
the ASPCA.
Castor Bean
Known for producing castor oil used in mole repellents, castor beans are themselves effective mole deterrents. However, they can be toxic to pets and children.
They require about six hours of direct sunlight, thrive in hardiness zones 9 to 11, and become drought-tolerant once mature. Also, their rich soil needs to stay evenly moist.
Renowned for its culinary uses, dill also serves as an effective mole deterrent due to its aroma, which is unpleasant to moles. It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 2 to 11.
It needs at least six hours of direct sunlight and well-drained acidic soil, though it can survive in poor soil conditions. Mature dill requires only 1 inch of water per week.