The fall is a great time to soak up as much of the outdoors as you can before it turns cold. The overwhelming heat is out at this point so you can comfortably play some backyard games, barbeque some nice meals, or get cozy near the fire. Then the bugs show up and ruin it all.
There are some landscaping hacks you can do to kill off yard pests to stop your headache now and keep them from safely holing up for the winter.
Get Rid of the Garden Bed Debris
The critters are now on the lookout for a warm hiding spot. All the debris in your garden beds makes for a comfortable place to hide. As they hide, they can chomp on the plants and soak up the moisture there as an available water source. Clear out debris from the area, including dead leaves, twigs, branches, seasonal flowers, and any other organic clutter. Pro tip: prune stems, leaves, and even branches to make sure the debris pile doesn’t regrow.
Keep Your Mulch Thickness at 2-3”
Mulch is good for your yard; the fresher you get it, the better it is. On the downside, the bugs also thrive in the mulch. Keep your mulch around 2-3 inches thick at most to limit bugs’ lives and even take a proactive step against plant diseases.
Mow Your Lawn, Even if You Have to Wear a Jacket
Your lawn may slow its growth, but it won’t stop growing until the frost hits. Even if you have trick-or-treaters stopping by, make sure to keep the lawn nice and trim — bugs like the longer grass blades for shelter and food. Longer blades can also lead to mold growth over the winter. Keep your lawn at about 1.5” as much as possible.
Get Professional Help from Lawn Care Experts
Professional pest control will help keep your yard safe this fall and into next season. Pest control in your yard is a yearlong challenge to keep the bad bugs away. Pests will be trying anything they can to stay alive, including moving into your home. Contact the experts to stop the invasion before it begins.
Here at Independent Lawn Service™, we provide full lawn and yard care for residential and commercial customers. To learn more about our pest control options, click here. Give us a call today at (734) 667-2476 to schedule your next service.