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Professional Lawn Care Tips for Yard Mosquito Prevention
March 25, 2022 at 11:00 PM
Image of a property that needs mosquito prevention for yards in New York.

One of the best parts of summer is spending the long, cool evenings relaxing in the yard. Hosting family barbeques, birthday parties, and kids’ sleepovers are some of the best ways to create cherished lifelong memories for you and your family. However, when your yard is a breeding ground for mosquitos, you’ll find yourself spending the summer indoors, hesitant even to open the windows. Here are some of the top tips lawn care professionals recommend for mosquito prevention for your yard.

Eliminate standing water

It’s common knowledge that mosquitos breed in standing water. You may not know that mosquitos can emerge from tiny puddles, sometimes as small as a quarter. Kids’ toys, flower pots, and gardening equipment can all accumulate rainwater and become breeding grounds for swarms of mosquitos.

However, poor drainage, uneven ground, and bare spots in your lawn can also collect water after a rainstorm or even after running the sprinklers. A lawn care company will analyze your property and provide solutions to eliminate standing water in your yard.

Regularly mow your grass

Mosquitos also love shady areas; if you’re landscaping your property for the first time, try to avoid creating places that stay in the shade throughout the day. You may not realize that as your lawn gets longer, the blades of grass provide welcoming shade to insects––including mosquitos.

Keeping your lawn trim with regular mowing ensures sunlight reaches the ground beneath. You provide light for the entire blade of grass and avoid creating a haven for insects.

Landscape with mosquito-repelling plants

If you struggle with mosquito prevention in your yard, you likely already light citronella candles and torches to repel them. Citronella is also an attractive grass that looks great as a border for flower beds or in pots. </