New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

Worried About Bringing Mosquitos To Your Yard? 3 Things To Keep In Mind For Irrigation

Sonia Scott

Spending time outdoors in your front or backyard can be a great way to get fresh air and enjoy the scenery, but it can also be problematic when you have an influx of mosquitoes in the air. If you're concerned that mosquitoes are becoming a problem due to your irrigation system using too much water, you'll need to look into what kinds of changes you can make to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

By making the following adjustments, you'll be able to have a properly watered yard and won't need to run into issues regarding mosquitoes due to too much standing water.

Time the Sprinklers to Run Just Enough

Many people make the mistake of overusing the sprinklers on their lawn, either due to a lack of knowledge or simply due to the weather being dry outside and believing that it's necessary. While you do want to make sure that your lawn receives enough water, it's also important that you look into what you can do to make sure that the sprinklers are working properly.

Having automated sprinklers run for a set amount of time can ensure that you won't overwater and that the grass receives plenty of water without getting too much either.

Avoid Using the Irrigation System During the Rainy Season

When the weather begins to start coming with more rain, it's vital that you look into how your sprinklers can cause problems. Instead of allowing your irrigation system to be used when it's raining outside or expected to rain, you can make adjustments that will make it easier to control when your lawn should be watered.

By keeping the automatic sprinklers off during the rainy season and only turned it on when necessary, you can go a long way toward keeping the sprinklers in good working order.

Make Sure There Are No Standing Puddles

If you're concerned with the sprinklers working as they should and mosquitoes staying far away from your lawn, it's important that you prevent any standing water. Many people make the mistake of opting for their sprinklers to be used without considering any dips or valleys in their lawn. These areas of your lawn can become holding areas for water, leading to it becoming a mosquito breeding area. Keeping the bulk of your lawn flat and making sure there are no puddles can help go a long way towards preventing mosquito breeding.

For more information, contact Wagner Sod, Landscaping and Irrigation Co., Inc or a similar company.


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New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

As a child and teenager, I watched my mother garden, although I wasn't interested in it at the time. I later learned that I had missed out on learning the craft because before I planted my first garden, I thought it would be so easy! Once I finally had a yard of my own, I was eager to plant some beautiful flowers in the yard and do other landscaping work. Unfortunately, I learned a hard lesson and none of things I planted survived more than a few weeks, even though I watered them daily. I gave my mother a call and asked her what could have gone wrong, and I learned that plants have to be chosen carefully. Check out this blog to learn more landscaping plant tips.