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Landscaping your yard could be more beneficial than you think. The landscaping can actually be more than just beautiful - it could be effective in controlling water flow and pests in your yard. How do you create a landscape design that will be both beautiful and beneficial? Are some plants better and more hardy than others? How do you choose what plants to place where? How much hardscape does your design need? These and many other landscaping questions are answered on my website. Take a moment to read up on my personal experiences and learn from what I have been through in the past.

A Lot Of Mosquitoes On Your Lawn? 2 Tips To Deal With This Problem

If you are seeing a lot of mosquitoes on your lawn, there are many things you can do to help with this problem. Mosquitoes can bite and cause itchy sores, but some mosquitoes may also transmit diseases. If you have pets, mosquitoes can cause heartworms in dogs. Below is information on what you can do about this so you can enjoy spending time outside without being bit. 

Use Insecticide

The best way to remove mosquitoes from your lawn is by using an insecticide. There are insecticides that are made for mosquitoes that you can apply to your lawn. This will kill the adult mosquitoes, as well as the eggs and the larvae to prevent future mosquitoes. 

You will likely need to apply the insecticide more than once to take care of all the mosquitoes. Follow the instructions for the product that you purchase on how to mix it and apply it to your lawn. You should consider applying the insecticide only on the areas where you are seeing the most mosquitoes. Insecticides are chemicals and can also kill other pests that are needed, such as bees. This would be in any wet areas or where your lawn is shady. 

If you have a large lawn, you can purchase insecticide that attaches to a garden hose. Connect the poison container to the end of the hose and turn on the water. Spray the insecticide over the lawn. Make sure you spray evenly until all the insecticide is gone.  

Plant Repelling Plants

There are many plants that will repel mosquitoes in your yard. This is a natural repellant for these insects. These plants work well because they have a strong fragrance and also contain a chemical that will repel insects. The chemical will also irritate them if they get near the flowers. 

Plant the plants in areas of your lawn where you see the most mosquitoes, such as shady areas like your front porch or patio, or areas around water features or low points on your lawn where water can accumulate. 

Some of the best plants to choose from are marigold, lavender, bee balm, citronella, peppermint, and eucalyptus. These flowers also look great in your landscaping. These flowers may also repel ticks and fleas that are outside as well.

You will never be able to completely get rid of all mosquitoes while you are outside, but these two tips can help you remove a lot of them. Contact a service that offers lawn mosquito control for more information.