To Let the Grass Grow or Not? 

To Let the Grass Grow or Not? Pros and Cons

If you want to play your part in supporting the planet, you can start by letting your grass grow. It’s not just an easy solution for you but a wonderful one for nature and the ecosystem, so should you leave the mower in the shed and put your feet up with a clear conscience?

By letting it grow, you can be doing the environment well, resulting in a healthy environment that many will benefit from in the long term. But conversely, tall grass can be a problem on your property as it can bring a variety of pests and wildlife animals.

Maybe allocate a portion of your grounds to meadow grass, and keep the rest neat and trimmed as usual for a compromise. This article outlines how to let the grass grow for nature’s sake, followed by the cons as it welcomes pests and wildlife. 

Here are four key ways your wilderness will benefit the environment

Pros of Letting the Grass Grow

Nurturing Insect Life

When you let the grass grow, you will enable the world of minibeasts to flourish as nature intended. Your green space will provide nourishment, breeding opportunities, shelter, and nesting places. This will benefit endangered species, including bees, butterflies, moths, and many other tiny creatures. You’ll also support the food chain’s lowest and most fundamental level on which the rest rely.  

Sustaining Bird and Animal Life

By encouraging creepy crawlies, you’ll also be supporting a wealth of bird species, many of which are now endangered. The greenery will also provide them with safe places to rest between migration journeys and to bring their young into the world.

If you are a birdwatcher, you’ll have plenty to watch as newcomers are drawn to your tempting haven to feed and nest. Small mammals, such as squirrels, rabbits, and hares, will also be attracted to the area, and if you have a pond or stream, you may find frogs, toads, newts, and other fascinating little water-lovers in your luscious corner.

Supporting our planet

The more greenery we have, the better it is for our Earth. Your contribution will play its part in combatting the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which can threaten the ecosystem.

It’s natural Beauty

Wild gardens are becoming increasingly popular as people discover the environmental values of this simple step. But there’s another advantage, too: free-growing meadowland can be extremely beautiful with its tall, graceful grasses and dainty, colorful flowers, not forgetting the wonderful, spirit-lifting fragrances they produce, too.

Cons of letting the Grass Grow

Your children, grandchildren, dogs, and cats may enjoy your mini wilderness, and you’ll appreciate the reduction in your mowing area, which may appear great, but there are cons to letting the grass grow tall and wild.

While nurturing insect life, you also welcome many bugs you do not want, such as fleas, ticks and even bees. All these pose a danger to people and pets, as ticks can cause Lyme disease, which can have a severely debilitating effect, and bees can be fatal to those allergic.

So, you may be a bird watcher and have constructed bird feeders to keep the squirrels away. The feeders are working, and you are happy; however, now that the grass is long, those squirrels, raccoons and other unwanted wildlife animals may be hard to keep away from your other property areas.

While you may love the natural look and the long grass advantages, it is critical to know the disadvantages to keep your pets, family and guests safe.

Do You Need To Remove and Control Unwanted Pests and Wildlife?

Have you welcomed pests and wildlife onto your property and regretted it? Or perhaps, you have not welcomed them into your wilderness, but somehow they are there anyway. Whatever your reason, let the NJ Pest Control professional team eliminate your critter problems and provide the correct control methods to keep them away for good. Contact NJ Pest Control today.