Over watering your lawn can encourage mosquitoes? by Seamus Dillon

If you have many dry spots in your lawn and assume a simple increase in watering will solve all your problems, you will want to be careful. If you water too much and too fast, you could cause water to pool. When temperatures cool just a bit from the dog days of summer, this could encourage significant mosquito breeding. Mosquito larvae typically is on the surface of standing water, even as little as a quarter of an inch. #ihatemosquitoes

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Are grass clippings good for your lawn? By Seamus Dillon

If you mow your lawn every two weeks, then likely you have piles of grass clippings scattered around your lawn. If you mowed carefully with some strategy perhaps you have a few large clumps in specific areas of your lawn. Many studies show that it is actually better to leave the clippings and not remove them. The grass actually contains the necessary nutrients it needs to stay healthy. You will save on fertilizer, water if you use irrigation and time raking. The catch is you need to mow more often and keep your lawn around 2 ½ and 3 inches long. So to take advantage of this natural fertilizer, keep an eye on how fast your lawn is growing and start mowing more frequently. #lovemylawn

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When is the best time to water your lawn and landscaping? By Seamus Dillon

Watering at night when you get home from work may seem like a convenient time, but doing so invites fungus and mildew. The optimal time is in the morning, this way it has all day to dry out. Setting your sprinklers during the day can also be wasteful due to wind and evaporation. So to keep your lawn healthy and hydrated, set your sprinklers for early in the morning. If you don’t have irrigation, then it makes sense you aren’t going to water before work. A good alternate time is between 4 pm and 6 pm, so as to allow enough time to dry. #healthylawns

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