Castor bean tick on a blade of grass
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Plant This Unique Grass To Keep Ticks Out Of
Your Yard
Ticks pose a risk to humans and pets alike, as they hang out at ground level in moist, cool spots in the shade and climb onto taller grasses and shrubs to jump onto prey.
To deter these pests from your yard, try landscaping with drier plants like yellow pampas grass, which don't require much watering and can help reduce the yard's moisture.
While yellow pampas grass thrives in more arid conditions, it creates an unappealing environment for the ticks, and in theory, discourages them from settling there.
Pampas grass likes full sun and little water in well-drained soil. Be aware that Hawaii has banned pampas grass, and Texas and California have categorized it as an invasive weed.