Nobody likes finding ants in their home, but they can cause a lot of problems in the garden, too.
For one thing, anthills aren't very aesthetically appealing - if you take pride in your pristine lawn, those little mounds of earth can be infuriating!
And not just because of how they look. Ant mounds make your lawn uneven, which can make it difficult to cut the grass cleanly.
SEE ALSO: How to Fix a Bumpy Lawn
How to get rid of your ants
Follow these steps:
- Wait until the ant mounds are dry, then sweep them away with a brush so that the fine soil is evenly distributed across the lawn.
- Next, use a garden trowel to dig deep into the nest.
- Pour ant powder into the nest, then cover the hole back up with earth.
This is an effective strategy that's less risky than simply applying ant powder to the surface of your lawn (which can result in scorching).
Some people recommend killing ants by pouring boiling water into their nests, but this can damage your lawn so it's not what we recommend.
If your garden is infested with ants (or other common lawn pests), Lawn & Weed Expert can help. We've been keeping lawns pest free for years - give us a call on 0800 111 4958 to arrange a FREE survey.
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