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Lesser Known Benefits of Artificial Grass


Lesser Known Benefits of Artificial Grass – Repel Backyard Pests

lesser known benefits of artificial grassA lot of people are switching from natural lawns to artificial grass. Synthetic grass has many benefits – some of which are obvious, some of them are less known. This article goes into some of the lesser known benefits of artificial grass. Some people aren’t aware that one of artificial grass’ hidden benefits is that it’s a pest repellent. Insects won’t breed in the pools of water in your artificial lawn, nor will they be attracted to the synthetic material as much.


In addition to this, there are some herbs you can plant to repel insects. Here are some plants that can be grown in a ceramic pot or small garden. These plants are safe for pets, and can also ward off pests.


Growing basil is very easy, and it can be used in a variety of recipes. It can be used on pizza, in soups, in pesto sauces and other things as well. Fortunately, basil is pet-safe and also protects your backyard from insects. Lemon or cinnamon basil repels insects even better, and can be used for additional creativity in your recipes.


Catnip has been very popular as an insect repellent. We are all familiar with its effects on cats, but it has been proven to be more effective than commercial pest repellent products. It is also very easy to grow, and looks great as both an indoor and outdoor plant.


Both people and animals love lavender. It is used for many things, including shortbread cookies, flower bouquets, and body products. While we enjoy the soothing scent, mosquitoes do not. It is definitely pet-friendly and looks amazing.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm, or horsemint, is an excellent option to ward off pests in your house and backyard. This plant can keep mosquitoes from outdoor dining places, or even keep the pool looking great for the summer.


Peppermint absolutely must be grown in a well-contained pot. This plant is excellent for its smell and ability to repel insects, but it but be watched carefully because of how quickly it grows.


Rosemary repels mosquitoes and other pests, but most importantly repels fleas. You and your dog both hate fleas, and this aromatic plant is perfect for a backyard garden.

At Artificial Turf Express, we appreciate our customers’ desire to have the perfect backyard environment. People often ask us questions like “What is the best infill to use for a dog run,” or “How much does artificial turf actually cost?” The purpose of this blog is to answer questions like that for our customers. If you have any questions about artificial turf, you can call, email, or come visit our warehouse in San Jose!