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The Landscaping Mistake That's Attracting Snakes To
Your Yard
Native to South America, pampas grass can grow as high as 10 feet and spread out more than 6 feet wide. Its height and thicker base provide an ideal hiding place for snakes.
Instead of forgoing the use of pampas grass in your landscape, care for it by cleaning out and pruning the foliage when it begins to dry and go dormant in the fall months.
Cut it back, leaving no more than 8 inches of the plant’s fronds present. Don’t burn the stubs, which will create a matted material underneath that will encourage snakes to hide.
Start with a smaller, cleaned-up grass plant, and remove any sprouts or clumps found outside its main area to maintain spread and minimize the snake-like habitat.