The Pest Test
You’ve spotted the telltale damage in your landscape, and it’s time to figure out who the culprit that’s been destroying your garden might be. Choose the best descriptions of the damage in your backyard to figure out what your pest is—and what solutions you might need!
Pesky, small rodents can get into the thatch in your sod and create holes and burrows that disrupt your landscaping. You can start dealing with them by raking your lawn to get rid of some of the built-up thatch and making sure that all of your garbage is disposed of properly. If you choose to use traps or poisons to deal with your pests, be careful around kids and pets that could get harmed.
These bigger pests love to feast on your youngest and tenderest of plants, making them a headache when you’re trying to get your garden planted and growing. Start to defend your landscape against these pests by making it less inviting. While noisemakers and lights don’t work well, getting rid of hiding spots and shelter can help to discourage them. Consider using physical barriers, like fences or hedges, to keep them away from the most tempting plants before you resort to applying repellants.