A virtually pest-free yard begins with artificial turf. Synthetic grass can help eliminate many of the troublesome insects and animals because it reduces areas for them to feed and breed. Learn how to eliminate grass pests with artificial grass.
Insects That Bug You
Insects like ants, flies and mosquitos cause a lot of aggravation to homeowners every year. The construction and materials of artificial turf will prevent them from breeding in your yard. Simply put, there is nothing there that will attract them.
Artificial turf has a durable backing that prevents access to dirt. Without dirt, insects have no way to build nests or feed. Without nearby food, insects will not remain on your lawn. This is particularly beneficial to reducing bugs like ants, fleas, and ticks.
Artificial Turf Eliminates Stagnant Water
An artificial turf installation levels out a yard, so there are no puddles or collection spots for stagnant water. This prevents mosquitos from nesting and breeding. Synthetic grass comes with a solid drainage system so water can flow away from the yard, preventing pooling.
Artificial Grass Promotes Health
Officials in both Miami and Louisiana recently showed concerns of mosquitos carrying the zika virus. In both places, concerns are rising in areas where there is a lot of water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states homeowners should do some things at home to prevent mosquitos and limit the possibility of encountering the zika virus. Some of those suggestions include removing any standing water, covering cisterns and water holding tanks and killing mosquitos with pesticides or sprays. Synthetic grass will eliminate water pooling and lets you avoid using harmful insecticides because mosquitos simply won’t nest in your yard.
Easy cleanup of pet messes prevents flies from hanging around. All you have to do is pick up the fecal matter to throw away and then spray down with a hose. Getting rid of flies will also make for a healthier life because flies also carry disease. Anyone who has every had a cookout knows that flies try to land on food. This is how the bacterial disease shigella is spread – flies going from feces to food.
Animals Leave Your Yard Alone
Artificial turf reduces the amount of wildlife visiting your yard also. Small animals like rabbits, mice, gophers and raccoons like to chew on various plants, grasses or dig holes to nest. They can’t do any of that with artificial turf. Rabbits and gophers will find it impossible to dig through the infill and backing and will soon discover artificial turf can’t be eaten. Field mice will move on to another spot for the same reason.
Not only is installing artificial turf good at making your lawn more enjoyable without pests, it is a humane way to reduce bothersome wildlife. You will never need to set a trap or kill an animal to keep them out of your yard. They will voluntarily leave you alone.
While pests may be a big problem, artificial turf offers an easy solution. It will ultimately save you money because you will no longer need to spend on insecticides traps, and other items to get rid of pests. Perhaps the best part is installing artificial grass will save you time as well because you will no longer need to fight pests to maintain control over your property. That’s time you can spend with family.