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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Warm Weather's Coming: How To Get Your Yard Ready For Mosquito Control Treatment

The temperatures are cold now, but spring will be in a few months. When it arrives, you'll need to be ready for the pests. As soon as the weather warms up, pests come out in full force. Some pests create a nuisance. Flies are one type of nuisance pest that you'll deal with when the weather warms up. But, there are other pests that can pose a health risk for you and your family.

Mosquitoes fall into that category. That's why you need to arrange for mosquito control services before spring arrives. Once you arrange for mosquito control, you'll need to get your home ready for treatment. You might not know it, but the steps you take to prepare can make the treatment more effective. Read the list provided below. Here are three steps to help you prepare for mosquito control treatment. 


When spring arrives, you'll want to pull your lawn out of hibernation. One way to do that is with the irrigation system. But, you want to hold off on the irrigation until after you have your yard treated for mosquito control. Avoid watering your yard on the day of treatment.

Then, wait a day to start the irrigation again. This will give the pesticide a chance to settle into the yard. It's also a good idea to adjust your sprinklers. Standing water attracts mosquitoes. Adjusting your sprinklers will stop the puddles. 

Yard Debris

If you're preparing for mosquito control services, now's the time to remove yard debris. Mosquitoes will hide in weeds and dry brush. But, they'll also hide in dead plant foliage. That's why you need to remove the debris before you have your yard treatment for mosquitoes. Removing the debris will remove nesting areas for mosquitoes. It will also help get rid of other types of warm-weather pests. 


When you get your yard ready for mosquito control services, take care of the landscaping. This should include mowing the lawn and trimming the edges. But, it should also include pruning your shrubbery and new growth.

Mowing your lawn will allow pesticides to get down below the surface. Once you've had the treatment done, wait a couple of days before mowing the lawn again. After treatment, try to mow your lawn about once a week throughout the warm months. This will help make your mosquito control treatment more effective. 

Don't let mosquitoes take over your yard this year. Use the tips provided here to get ready for mosquito treatment. For more info, contact a professional mosquito control service in your area.