Organic Lawns
everything for lawn care all in one place
providing dependable & original lawn tips since 2008
The Lawn Guide
Organic Ant Control
Low toxic natural methods to control ants

Control Ants In The Lawn, Garden and Paving

Ants can quickly swell to large colonies which can take over a lawn and garden. Thankfully there are a lot of ways to control ants naturally, without us doing any harm to the environment. So put away those bug sprays and ant dusts and do these things instead.

Mow lawns higher and keep lawns healthy, ants will struggle to survive in a lawn which has a long leaf and a thick healthy sward.

Pruning vegetation on bushes where ants are colonising nearby will remove the shelter for the nest, forcing the ants to move on somewhere else.

Ant nests can have soapy water poured over and inside them, ants hate soap and will most often die from exposure - using real soap, and not detergent.

Ants in paving can be prevented by mixing up 1 part white cement with 10 parts white sand, and then filling in the paving crack with this mixture. It's a great deterrent to stop ants from being able to live under paving as it can block their access points with a semi-hard barrier.


Naturally Control Ants In The Home

When we have ants in our lawns and gardens, many will often find their way into our homes too. In fact, many of the outside ants may be using the inside of your home as a food source. So here are some methods to naturally rid your home of ants.

Keep floor surfaces, bins, stovetops and benches clean, including picking up pet food at night.

Ensure known containers of previous infestation have been sealed properly.

Known ant trails, and known ant infestation areas can have Pepper placed in the area as a natural deterrent.

Known gaps where ants access the home should be caulked or otherwise filled to prevent future access.

Lastly, a small handy spray bottle filled with soapy water will kill ants and destroy their scented trails - remember to use real soap and not detergents.





All content original and copyright
The Lawn Guide
Lawn Care Tips
you may also like one of
these lawn care articles...
General Lawn Care
IMAGE
'New Content' By Todd Layt 1. Mowing a lawn in a shaded area There is...
IMAGE
Recycling Lawn Clippings in the Garden Recycling Our Lawn Clippings...
IMAGE
Buffalo grass lawn in heavy seed The Reason For Lawns Seeding All...
Lawn Repair
IMAGE
A specialist lawn coring machine The Lawn Coring and Aeration Process...
IMAGE
Couch Invading Buffalo Killing An Invading Grass Species With so many...
IMAGE
Buffalo Lawn Thatch Thatch In Buffalo Lawns Thatching in Buffalo...
Lawn Watering
IMAGE
A malfunctioning sprinkler Checking Reticulation Our reticulation...
IMAGE
Watering too often Excessive Watering Of Lawns When we talk about...
IMAGE
Correct retic sprinkler heights Lawn Sprinkler Heights Whether laying...
Lawn Mowing
IMAGE
Using Lawn Edgers Safely Using Lawn Edgers Safely Lawn edgers will...
IMAGE
28" MEY Commercial cylinder mower Cylinder Lawn Mowers Cylinder lawn...
IMAGE
Lawn mower maintenance Preparing For A New Lawn Mowing Season Spring...
Weeds | Pests | Diseases
IMAGE
Spring Dead Spot (Ophioshaerella korrae) Identification of Spring...
IMAGE
How To Kill Army Worms Army worms are a caterpillar infestation which...
IMAGE
Glyphosate Weed Killer A Broad Spectrum Weed Killer Glyphosate will...
Lawn Varieties
IMAGE
By Kate Wall 'New Content' In Queensland and other sub-tropical parts...
IMAGE
Durban Grass Characteristics of Durban Grass A old favourite lawn in...
IMAGE
Village green versus common Kikuyu photo courtesy of Village...
THE LAWN GUIDE ©


Organic lawn care of lawns using natural and organic methods, as well as naturally preventing lawn problems such as weeds pests & disease
independent lawn care tips for australian lawns

Lawn Care Facts
Lawn Fact:
Good lawn health helps to fight lawn diseases, reduces the infestation of pests, and helps reduce weed seeds from taking a foothold.
Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
lawn grubs and disease control video
meanings to the most common terms
used in lawn care practices in australia
Lawn Care Expert
Respected Australian turf and plant breeder Todd Layt shares expert lawn care advice with lawn lovers
LINK TO THE LAWN GUIDE
Grab this image and link to Australia's original & favourite source of quality lawn care tips
THE BUFFALO LAWN CARE SITE
Lawn care tips for Australia's favourite shade grass
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
IMAGE
Lawn Clippings Are Full Of Natural Nutrients Lawn clippings from mowing are an excellent...
IMAGE
A Healthy Lawn Prevents Lawn Problems When we're aiming to reduce the environmental impacts of...
IMAGE
Organic lawn grub control How to Organically Control Lawn Grubs. Lawn grubs can become a real...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
IMAGE
The Lawn Guide is putting a new focus onto Zoysia grass as the best lawn type for use in all...
IMAGE
Different Types Of Zoysia Grasses There are several different varieties within the Zoysia...
IMAGE
Who Shouldn't Choose A Zoysia Lawn We understand that Zoysia will not be the best lawn for...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
IMAGE
Lawn Club is a new lawn care, lawn mowing, and gardening contractors business information...
IMAGE
Where Do Lawns Come From We're all very accustomed to our lawns these days, they seem to be...
IMAGE
Lawns Are The Greatest Carbon Cleaners We should all have confidence in our lawns, knowing...

Lawn Care Topics
the lawn guide ~ australia's leading source of quality lawn care information