Ornamental Grasses
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Mice nesting in ornamental grasses

Zone Southwest Ohio | rosemary56 added on May 22, 2012 | Answered

Is it true that mice will nest in ornamental grasses? I want to plant grasses in a flower bed at the front porch entrance but fear them coming into house during the winter. If yes, is it true that lemongrass will deter mice if planted next to grasses?

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Nikki
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Answered on May 23, 2012

While it is true that mice will occasionally nest in garden spots offering lots of shelter, including grasses, it is highly unlikey that they will take up residence anywhere there may be lots of traffic--such as the front porch where most people go in and out frequently. If, however, mice should become a problem for you, this article has some suggestions that should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/garden-mouse-control.htm

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