The Unspoken Benefit of an Artificial Lawn: Pest Control
When discussing the topic of artificial lawns, typically, you list the multitude of benefits that it provides a homeowner. By installing artificial grass, you eliminate the need to ever mow the grass again. There is also no fertilizing, irrigating, weeding, seeding or any other laborious task that comes with maintaining a natural lawn. In addition, a synthetic lawn will reduce water usage and lower the monthly bill. Plus, mud and puddles will become obsolete with an artificial lawn. These are some of the most common advantages of artificial grass, but they are not the only ones. In fact, there is one benefit that we feel does not get the attention that it deserves: the fact that an artificial lawn will provide a level of pest control to allow homeowners even more opportunities to enjoy their yard with peace of mind.
How Does Artificial Grass Control Pest Problems?
Nothing puts a stop on a wonderful afternoon playing in the yard quite like a fire ant infestation. If you accidentally step on a fire ant hill, it will be about 30 seconds before your foot/leg starts burning. With an artificial grass lawn, the only way to keep these pests under control is to apply harsh chemicals and pesticides. However, even regular applications cannot 100% prevent these ant hills from popping up in your lawn, putting your kids, your pets and you at risk. Other pests that do not have the same painful bite but come with their own set of risks include mosquitoes, no see ’ems, chiggers, ticks and more. However, there is one thing that all of these pests need in order to live and thrive in their habitat: dirt, water and vegetation. And, guess what artificial grass eliminates: dirt, water and vegetation.
These pests need dirt in order to burrow; some need water in order to reproduce; and, they need vegetation to eat. Without these three components, your yard will not be a desirable place for any of these pests to inhabit, meaning you can utilize your artificial lawn without worrying about any infestations. What a luxury to have a pest free yard without the use of any pesticides.
However, it is important to remember that every yard is designed differently. A lawn that is entirely synthetic turf and hardscapes would be completely pest free, but such is not the case if you continue to have a garden or other areas of shade and vegetation. If you have more questions about how artificial grass provides chemical-free pest control options, please do not hesitate to contact us.