HOW DOES AN ARTIFICIAL GRASS LAWN STAND UP AGAINST MOLES?
Do moles ever dig under artificial grass?
Moles do not like an artificial lawn and will not normally dig under it. Moles are attracted by food that they would normally find in top soil, the base of an artificial lawn isn’t the ideal environment for these food sources and so moles are rarely a problem.
However, if there was a mole in the old natural grass and that mole is not removed before the artificial turf is installed, it can cause a great deal of damage. The mole will ultimately surface above ground and dig under the artificial grass, causing it to collapse.
Are you installing artificial grass to an area known to have a mole problem, use a hard core/aggregate base that prevents the moles from tunnelling. Or use a ‘mole barrier’ (hardware cloth).