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By Auldyin

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

does anyone know how to keep ants away from your grass lawn



Ah yes!! I have been plagued with ants in the past - in my fruit cage and in veg beds - they seem to love it under the mypex - I strip it back ready to plant and there are mountains of the little critters!
You need to get some Black Peppermint - i don't know the latin, but it is the form that has very purple/red stems, and a purple/black/green leaf - if that doesn't sound confusing! It grows like - well mint - so put it in a large bucket, or a bed where it cannot escape! When established - take 4-5 stems, leaves and all and break them up in a bucket or watering can that is full of water. Leave for 4-7 days, then water on the area with the ants - you can do this quite sparingly - they don't have to get soaked - but they do hate the smell - they will start packing up immediately and move their nests elsewhere. Obviously in a lawned area you may need to sprinkle a wide area till they get the idea and go off somewhere else! So if you know anyone with a stand of black peppermint i should swap them a bottle of wine for cutting the whole lot down - and take a clump home for future use! Good luck, jo

30 Jun, 2012


I have also had loads of ant hills in my lawn this year...I then googled "ants in lawn" and I read about using baking I asked my OH when she was down at the supermarket to buy a few enough... I then sprinkled the ant hills with baking powder...and the ants dissapeared....apparently they eat it and then explode !!!!!!...since then I have checked where the ants were and they have doubt somewhere else...but I still have a few packets of baking powder ants beware..I also tried sprinkling baking powder on a big slug and all I found an hour later was a big slimey had also exploded!!!!.

30 Jun, 2012

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