Do rain gardens attract ticks?
Ticks prefer environments that are wet and shady. Most rain gardens, however, are located in the sun and will remain dry except for the 24 - 48 hours following a rain event. Wood chip barriers are also thought to keep ticks at bay, so it may help to place such barriers between the frequently used parts of your yard and the areas where ticks tend to nest (woods, tall grass, etc.).

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1. Will a rain garden breed mosquitoes in my yard?
2. Do rain gardens attract ticks?
3. Can I buy a wildflower seed mix instead of individual native plant seedlings?
4. How can I keep deer away from my garden?
5. How can I be sure that I am purchasing / planting a native species, and not a look-alike?