The overwhelming majority of snakes present in our home gardens are harmless, non-venomous and a valuable part of our native ecosystem. In fact, many snakes perform a valuable service keeping less desirable species of rodents and insects in check, providing efficient and natural pest control. However, some snakes can be hazardous or even deadly. Visit the Texas A & M University website for more information about local venomous snakes.
Some habitat elements, i.e. rock or brush piles, can attract unwanted animal inhabitants. Please research these design elements before including them in your garden plan.