How to Get Rid of Pests With Synthetic Grass
Insects and other pests can become a big nuisance, especially during the summer months. Texas residents start to prepare themselves for an influx of mosquitoes once the weather starts to warm up. Aside from making things uncomfortable for you and your family, pests can also cause damage to your lawn and garden. They can also make things hard for your pets. For many years homeowners have been taking advantage of synthetic grass to get rid of pests. It’s easy to maintain, looks great and stands up against the Texas weather.
It turns out that artificial turf can also help get rid of pests around your home. Keep reading to discover how.
Limited Food Source
Any insect or pest needs food to survive and many find it in backyards. When you install artificial grass, you limit the amount of food available.
This happens because there’s limited access to soil, which is where insects find a lot of their food. You’re also eliminating flowering grass, thus taking away plant-based foods.
When insects and pests realize your lawn can no longer provide sustenance, they’ll look for it somewhere else. This means they won’t be nesting or breeding in and around your lawn.
In addition to the comfort you and your family will feel with fewer pests around, you also eliminate the need for pesticides that could harm your pets or children.
No More Standing Water
The presence of standing water is a major problem, especially when it comes to those mosquitoes we talked about earlier. Standing water provides the perfect breeding ground for them.
When you opt for synthetic grass, the ground gets leveled to a certain degree in order to get rid of any dips in your lawn. Then, the soil is covered with gravel to create an even surface.
You can then have a drainage system built so that rainwater is carried off your lawn to the storm drain. All of these steps help prevent the possibility of standing water.
This is a great way to reduce the presence of mosquitoes and make your lawn more comfortable during the summer.
An Unattractive Environment for Pests
Artificial turf provides an overall unappealing environment for pests of all kinds.
Many grass insects lay eggs in soil, but when you take away this option, they’ll relocate. In general, many insects are attracted to soil and thrive where it’s readily available.
Artificial grass also retains heat better than natural grass. This means it will remain warm well after the sun goes down. For many insects, it’ll be too hot for them to stick around.
Largest pests like rabbits, armadillos, or squirrels graze in natural grass and can damage your lawn. With synthetic turf, they have no reason to enter your yard.
Consider Synthetic Grass and Cut Down on Pests
Installing synthetic grass gives you more control over the condition and appearance of your lawn. You now know how it can even provide pest control.
If you’re sick of insects and pests making things uncomfortable during the hot Texas summers, think about making the switch to artificial turf.
We provide homeowners in the DFW area with artificial turf solutions. Contact us today to learn more.