How Does an Artificial Lawn Stand Up Against Rodents?

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Do rodents ever dig under artificial grass?

 

Rodents do not like an artificial lawn and will not normally dig under it. They are attracted by food that they would normally find in top soil. The base of an artificial lawn is not the ideal environment for these food sources and so rodents are rarely a problem. However, if there was a rodent in the old natural grass and that rodent is not removed before the artificial turf is installed, it can cause a great deal of damage. The rodent will ultimately surface above ground and dig under the artificial grass, causing it to collapse. If you are installing artificial grass to an area known to have a problem, use a hard core/aggregate base that prevents the rodents from tunneling.