St. Louis, Missouri has the perfect weather for outdoor living, which is why we never seem to run out of tourists. That same weather, however, also attracts unwanted visitors. We’re referring to bugs— buzzing mosquitoes, a never-ending parade of ants, annoying flies, gnats and other pesky insects that keep coming back no matter how much you swat them away. Sometimes, it gets so bad, you’re forced to waste a beautiful day by staying indoors.

Don’t give them the upper hand. Lose the insects by switching to artificial turf in St. Louis! It’s the best way to get rid of those irritating bugs, so you can make the most of your outdoor experience.

No standing water for bugs to breed in

Other than a good rinse a few times a year, you never need to water synthetic grass. Rain? No problem as well, because high quality synthetic turf has an efficient system that both drains water fast and allows the surface to dry much faster than real grass.

In addition, a properly-installed synthetic lawn has a consistently even surface that will stay smooth for years, unlike natural lawns which are prone to depressions that form puddles.

As a result, synthetic grass in St. Louis wipes out the presence of stagnant water from your yard almost completely. Without such puddles, insects have no place to live and breed on a synthetic lawn.

No moist, shady areas for insects to hide in

On top of puddles and stagnant water, another moisture-related problem that attracts bugs to natural lawns is shade. Areas that don’t receive much sunlight are slower to dry out than those with full exposure to the sun. As a result, these spots stay damp and shady— both ideal conditions for mold, mildew, bacteria and insects to flourish.

St. Louis artificial turf solves this issue in one go. One, there’s no soil underneath synthetic turf. Because of this, it’s inhospitable for bugs that live in the soil or get nutrients from bacteria that thrive in it.

No pollen to entice wasps and bees

A live lawn naturally attracts bees and wasps thanks to the pollen that grass produces. If you’ve ever been stung by one, you know how little it takes to trigger these dangerous insects and for them to get aggressive. Not only are they attracted to pollen, but some wasps and bees also like creating hives directly under the soil, which makes them even more dangerous to unsuspecting humans and pets.

Again, synthetic turf offers an effective solution. Unlike real grass, artificial grass does not produce pollen, which gets rid of a key attractant from your lawn. In addition, there’s no soil for bees and wasps to create their home in.

More pests eliminated by artificial grass

Bugs are not the only pests you’ll get rid of after switching to synthetic turf. If you’ve ever dealt with a gopher or mole problem, you know how hard it can be to eliminate them from a natural lawn. You have to stay vigilant or next thing you know, they’ve dug their way throughout your backyard and filled it with holes and piles of dirt and mud.

On the other hand, moles and gophers won’t be able to dig through an artificial turf surface no matter how hard they try. In fact, they won’t be able to reach the turf in the first place, since there are layers of backing, sub-base and aggregate they’ll have to go through before that. They’ll have to find another area to destroy and it won’t be your new synthetic lawn.

Enjoy a Pest-Free Backyard with Artificial Turf in St. Louis!

Artificial grass gives you the best parts of a grassy lawn without the headaches, such as bugs and other pests. Ready to reclaim your outdoor living area or want to ask us more questions about artificial turf? We’d love to talk! Call St. Louis Artificial Grass Experts at 314-947-6758 or send us a message here to schedule a consultation and receive a FREE estimate.