Protecting Your Lawn From Animals & Pests

Jul 9, 2020 | General, Insects & Pests

Gardening and maintaining your own lawn can be very rewarding. With that, it’s important to make sure you are protecting your hard work from animals or pests. While some wildlife can be persistent in enjoying the vegetables in your garden, there are a few different ways to prevent them from invading your Atlanta landscaping. 

Fencing in Your Lawn or Garden

If you’ve taken up gardening as a hobby, you know how much hard work and money goes into it. With that being said, you can also understand the frustration when you find animals have eaten away at your food and/or plants. One method of protecting your garden can be to add fencing or even raised beds to your plantlife projects. While this will block access to the garden, these methods can also prevent an invasion of weeds as well. It’s a win-win! 

Natural Deterrents 

There are also natural remedies you can use to deter pests from your lawn. First, you must figure out what animals you are dealing with. With most animals, there are certain scents or even plants they do not like. For instance, azaleas and marigolds are unappealing rabbits. Planting the unfavorable plants around the barrier of your garden or lawn can assist in preventing unwanted entry.  

Scare Tactics 

As funny as it may sound, you may need to call in the big dogs. (Literally!) Your pets can serve a purpose in keeping unwanted furry friends off your lawn. Dogs and cats in the lawn can also deter some animals from wanting to enter. Additionally, scarecrows can be used to keep larger animals at bay, such as deer. Today, with more smart home technology, motion sensor devices can also be used to emit sounds that would help scare off intruders. 

Common Lawn Pests

It’s important to know what animals or pests you are dealing with to properly solve a problem. For instance, moles are common in lawns that have active grubs, so an insecticide may be in order. You may need to hire a professional to assist or it could be something you can handle on your own. 

When it comes to protecting your lawn and garden, there are many things to consider. You can rest easy trusting the professionals at All Turf Lawn Care for any weed control and fertilization needs on your lawn. We’ve been servicing the greater Atlanta area since 2005 with our personalized lawn care programs. We also work with a dedicated network of landscapers for any other needs at your home. Call us today for a free estimate!

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