How Does Artificial Turf Help Prevent Pests?

Artificial turf requires minimal maintenance, is more versatile, lasts longer, and maintains its lush, green appearance no matter the season. Better yet, it also has natural pest-repellant properties, enabling it to fight off various insects and other creatures. Playrite provides artificial grass installation in Knoxville, TN, and the surrounding areas – including Farrugut, Lenoir City, Tellico Plains, and Pigeon Forge – for lawn, balcony, pet area, kids play area, putting green, or any other space.

Three Ways Artificial Grass Prevents Pests

Pests can be a nuisance on your property. They damage vegetation, cause allergies and diseases, and sometimes even be dangerous to humans. Synthetic turf provides an effective solution to prevent pests from wreaking havoc in your home or business.

Here are three ways artificial grass prevents pests:

Eliminating Food Sources

Pests need food to survive and thrive. If you have natural grass on your lawn, insects like chinch bugs, armyworms, billbugs, ants, white grubs, and many others can find food through grass blades and other organic debris. Rodents may also come looking for these insects, digging holes and leaving their droppings behind. Installing artificial turf eliminates the primary food source, preventing pests from being drawn to your area.

Synthetic turf comes from various materials, including propylene, polypropylene, and nylon. These materials are indigestible, and if there’s nothing to eat on your property, pesky and destructive critters won’t have any incentive to stay.

Limiting Access to the Soil

The soil offers an ideal habitat for bugs. They dig holes, create nests, and lay eggs in the dirt. Playrite understands how pests can be a problem, and we employ a process to limit their access.

We prepare surfaces properly, then add a geotextile weed barrier cloth, which limits access to your soil. This barrier helps prevent bugs from finding food or shelter on your property by keeping weeds from growing. Once that barrier is placed, we lay down the turf to provide a pest-free lawn for many years.

A Lack of Water

Artificial grass denies pests a water source in two ways. Since this grass is artificial, there’s no need for watering. Along with this, the land is smoothed out so it gets rid of standing water that can cause pest problems.

Artificial turf saves time and money on irrigation, mowing, and other care required for a lawn. Because of this, there’s less water going onto the lawn, which keeps pests at bay.

Synthetic turf has excellent drainage capabilities which allows liquids to pass quickly and reach the soil beneath. Our experts will level the ground properly to eliminate dips where water can accumulate. No standing water reduces the risk of insects like mosquitoes and other water-seeking bugs.

Get Artificial Turf Installation Today

Pests can be difficult to control or eliminate once they infest your property. Playrite’s artificial grass installation services in Knoxville, TN, and the surrounding areas provide a preventative measure that keeps them away. And of course, you’ll also enjoy many other benefits such as low maintenance, versatility, and a beautiful green landscape all year round. Contact us today to get a quote on your artificial turf installation.