How to Protect Your Lawn From Ants & Anthills

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A lawn can be protected from ants and anthills by keeping soil very fertile and using a molasses application and beneficial nematodes. Protect the lawn from ants and anthills with tips from a professional landscaper in this free video on lawns and... View Video Transcript

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Bill Elzey

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I'm Bill Elzey, with Showplace Lawns. We want to talk now about, how to protect your lawn from ants, and from having anthills. One good way of doing this, the best way is to have a very fertile soil, and healthy grass, that will do more to discourage ants and any other insects. The second thing is to, in early spring put out a dry application of molasses, dry molasses app. And then you want to use beneficial nematodes, they spray out on the lawn. You want to do this three different times a year, so that you stretch your protection out for the course of the year. Nematodes and the molasses are out in front of these ants and keeping them away from the lawn, along with that healthy soil. With the beneficial nematodes, you want to make sure that you do a regular lawn watering to keep them alive and keep the grass growing. These things will ensure that the ants will leave your place alone, and go some place else.