Keep Bugs and Yard Pests Away with Artificial Grass - atlanta

Summer evenings spent enjoying your backyard should be filled with laughter, barbecues, and maybe a good book – not swatting away mosquitoes or dodging spiders. But if pesky insects seem to have claimed your outdoor haven, there’s a solution that might surprise you: residential artificial grass. Synthetic turf isn’t just about aesthetics; it can also be a powerful tool in your fight against unwanted bugs and critters. Here’s how:

No Food for Bugs and Pests

Unlike natural grass, which provides a buffet of organic matter for insects, artificial grass is completely non-edible. This means no more tasty treats for ants, beetles, or grubs, forcing them to seek sustenance elsewhere.

Dries Up Pest Breeding Areas

Mosquitoes, centipedes, and other moisture-loving creatures find their havens washed away with Atlanta artificial grass. Its excellent drainage prevents water from pooling, creating uncomfortable and unsuitable environments for these unwanted guests.

No Dirt to Tunnel Through

Moles and gophers might be adept at tunneling, but artificial grass throws them a curveball. The sturdy backing acts as an impenetrable barrier, stopping them in their tracks and preventing them from creating unsightly mounds in your yard.

No Space for Pests to Hide

Natural grass has dense root systems and accumulates organic debris, providing ideal camouflage and nesting material for many pests. A residential turf lawn keeps things clean and tidy, offering no cozy hideouts for critters to disappear into.

Keeping Artificial Grass Pest-Free

While fake grass deters most pests, you still need to do your part in keeping the lawn clean and inhospitable:

  • Remove fallen leaves, sticks, and debris promptly to eliminate nesting places and food sources. 
  • Regularly rinse away dirt, pollen, or bird droppings, which can invite insects. 
  • Invest in a specialty synthetic grass rake (or just use a regular rake with plastic bristles) to brush fibers and a leaf blower to clear dust and particles wedged deep down.
  • Schedule periodic deep cleanings 1-2 times per year as well. 
  • Use a stiff brush on tough dried-on crud, then rinse away completely.
  •  Allow the fake grass to dry fully before resuming use. 
  • Consider reapplying infill materials like sand or rubber every few years. Topping off the infill improves resiliency and deters weeds or bugs from taking root.

Aside from keeping pests out, this also helps keep your synthetic lawn in peak condition.

Talk to Us

Ready to say goodbye to creepy crawlies and hello to a worry-free backyard? We can help! At Atlanta Artificial Grass, we specialize in installing high-quality synthetic turf that not only looks pristine but also keeps pesky pests at bay.

Call 408-317-0931 or fill out this form to book a free consultation and quote. We’ll answer any questions you have about artificial grass and its benefits, and help you choose the perfect solution for your specific needs.

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