June 2, 2024 Pest Control

Essential Pest Control Practices for a Healthy Lawn

We all want a beautiful lawn filled with healthy grass and captivating flower beds. While your efforts play a crucial role in the overall fitness of your lawn, it is important to remember that your outdoor space is a part of a larger ecosystem. Birds, animals and insects rely on and play their part in maintaining the health of your lawn. However, some visitors take more than they give. In order to welcome helpful insects and deter pests, incorporate these pest control practices in your lawn care regimen. 

Keep Your Eyes Out

Regular inspection will always be your first line of defense against unwelcome visitors such as grubs and ants. By knowing how to identify the telltale signs of grubs, chinch bugs, sod webworms, armyworms, ants and rodents – you will be able to begin to remedy the situation immediately. 

Chewed or discolored leaves, dead patches, mounds and tunnels all signify that you have unwelcome guests. Regular lawn care including watering, fertilizing and mowing will go a long way to deterring these pests from making a home in your yard.

Planting and Preparation Protect Your Property

Whatever you plant will attract insects to your garden but you can be strategic in your planting to ensure that your garden will attract pollinators and not pests. Resistant plants will go a long way to beautifying your space and keeping pests at bay all while decreasing your need for chemicals. You also may want to consider planting species that will attract predators such as birds and ladybugs in order to keep pests at bay. 

Proper water and aeration will also keep your lawn’s pest population under control. Aeration removes thatching and promotes healthy root systems that are better prepared to withstand pests. Proper watering techniques must be adhered to avoid fungus growth. Water deeply but infrequently to keep your lawn properly hydrated.

Naturally Pest Free

Like most homeowners, you might wish to use chemicals only as a last resort for pest control. This is achievable through diligence and thoughtful removal. Should a small infestation of weeds or insects appear, you may be able to manually remove it without creating more damage to your yard. 

You can also incorporate many of the methods mentioned above into what is referred to as Integrated Pest Management. This allows you to minimize the use of chemicals by creating a holistic approach that works best for the different varieties in your yard.

Call Us, We Can Handle It

If all of this sounds like too much or if you have an aversion to creepy-crawlies, call Scott’s Lawn Care. We employ pest control practices that are environmentally safe while still being effective. We will ensure that your yard remains healthy and lush so that your time spent outdoors is well worth it. Schedule your pest control today.

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