Summer Bugs and Your Landscape

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Summer gardening always includes knowing your way around proper pest control!

You’ve taken the time to carefully design and plan your summer landscape—planting vegetables in neat rows, trimming your shrubs, and fertilizing your lawn. However, there’s one thing you might not have accounted for—summer bugs! Summer bugs can ruin even the most carefully-planned landscaping projects. Here are some of our best suggestions for getting rid of summer bugs on your landscape and keeping your yard beautiful through the warmest months of the year.

Choose the Right Lights

Landscape lighting can attract or deter summer bugs from approaching your property. If you use landscape lighting that is too bright, it might just serve as a beacon to all of the bugs in the neighborhood. Change the lights in all of the areas you use for entertaining to yellow bug lights. Bug lights are designed to emit higher wavelengths than traditional blue lighting, so bugs won’t be able to see it. If you aren’t a fan of yellow bug lights, choose warm white LED lights that are also bug-free and beautiful.

Install a Fan

Are you tired of wiping off sweat during long nights under the stars? Install a fan on your back porch or deck. The fan will work to keep bugs away from your back porch by creating a strong wind. Small summer bugs like mosquitos won’t be able to make it through or around the wind created by the fan, so you’ll be bug-free all night long.

Surround Yourself with Insect-Repelling Plants

Did you know that some types of plants actually work to keep insects away from you and your other landscaping? Chrysanthemums, clover, lavender, and marigolds all deter insects from approaching the area. If you have a deck or patio, plant these gorgeous flowers and plants around the border to keep bugs away around the clock.

Protect Your Landscape Nature’s Work

Whether you are getting rid of a patch of concrete, going to winterize your lawn, or are trying to refresh your landscaping, Nature’s Work offers comprehensive tree services for your commercial or residential property. We offer services throughout Maryland, including Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, and Baltimore County. Ready to see how we can meet and exceed your landscape design expectations? Give us a call at (410) 780-3760 or visit us online today! For more useful yard tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.

 

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