It’s that time of year again. Tick season! Though it starts in April and ends in October, we need to take extra precautions during the hot summer months. According to the Arkansas Department of Health, those tiny bloodsuckers are highly active and responsible for tick borne diseases. Here are a few lawn care tips when battling that pest.
Professionally Maintained Lawn
It goes without saying when your lawn is professionally maintained and treated; it’s hard for ticks to get into your turf. But, once spring begins, and then our rising summer temperatures peak, the tick population explodes. That means if bitten, we risk getting one of these diseases.
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Lyme Disease
We here at A Clean Cut Lawn Care don’t want that to happen to anyone. That’s why we recommend only the most effective ways to keep ticks out of your yard, and that begins with lawn maintenance.
Always Mow and Water
Ticks search for and thrive in long grasses. When your blades are too long, that is an invitation for these unwanted pests to settle in. But as you mow and water your lawn regularly, it naturally becomes less appealing to these invasive insects. When you use an expert lawn care service, our team keeps your yard and landscape on a tight maintenance schedule. Through that process, your grass stays at the proper height and moisture level, making it difficult for ticks.
Natural Tick Controls
What does a tick-free yard look like? It’s a well-groomed and well-maintained landscape. Part of that process is attracting natural tick predators, like birds. To do that, we recommend these highly effective tick controls.
- Natural fertilization
- Soil amendments
- Adequate irrigation
Ticks search for shade and stay away from direct sunlight. Another tick control is to have your trees and shrubs pruned and remove any leaf litter from your yard. If you have woodpiles, stack them neatly and in a dry location because you don’t want tick-carrying rodents on your property.
Besides natural tick controls, our lawn care team will recommend the appropriate insecticides that help control ticks. Many Arkansas homeowners and property managers are unaware that using the correct spray can suppress growth at specific points in a tick’s lifecycle. That growth interruption prevents the tick from reaching the disease-transmitting maturity stage.
As always, timing is crucial when our A Clean Cut Lawn Care team applies lawn chemicals. Ideally, it’s best to start spraying as the weather warms up. Then no later than early summer, and finally by fall.
Need Our Help With Tick Control?
Do you have a tick control problem and need professional help? Our lawn care & landscape professionals at “A Clean Cut Lawn Care” can help you get rid of those pests. If you’re a homeowner or property manager in Fayetteville, Farmington, Prairie Grove, Cave Springs, Elm Springs, Springdale, and SW Rogers, we can quickly assist you.
Are you ready for your yard to become a tick-free zone at your Northwest Arkansas property or landscape? If so, call us at 479-262-0253 or Contact us here.