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5 Ways to Mosquito-Proof Your Landscape Cumming , GA
Backyard Landscape Alpharetta GA

For most Georgians, warm weather activities such as lawn games with your kids or backyard cookouts with neighbors often comes at a price. While we love to spend longs days under the spring and summer sun, it is common to have mosquitoes try to steal your fun. Many homeowners invest in mosquito treatments each year to keep these pestering bugs away. However, there are other things you can do in your yard to deter mosquitos as the temperatures heat up outside.

#1 Eliminate Stagnant Water

Mosquitoes loves standing water. Evaluate your lawn carefully for areas in which stagnant water is present, including under toys and flowerpots, inside garbage cans and gutters or throughout your landscape due to improper drainage. Your first step is to get rid of these mosquito breeding grounds. Pools of water, even if they are small, always attract mosquitoes.

#2 Consider Natural Repellants

Did you know that there are certain plants that produce defensive chemicals to deter insects? However, most of these plant varieties (like Citronella) need to be damaged or harmed in order to trigger the release of these repellants.

#3 Protect Yourself

If you can’t remove the mosquitos from your yard, there are things you can do to protect your skin while you play outside. A DEET-containing lotion or spray can be used on kids and adults to keep these biting insects away. In addition, consider wearing light colors since research has shown that mosquitos are attracted to dark colors. Don’t forget to cover your feet too – as this part of your body often creates a sweaty and bacteria-ridden place for mosquitoes to breed.

#4 Light Up Your Space

Outdoor gatherings and cookouts can include bug-deterring luminaries to keep your guests more comfortable. Candles tend to work great. Consider candles that contains geraniol, as these tend to be long-lasting and more effective than citronella at repelling mosquitoes.

#5 Hire an Expert

If you are tired of failing at your attempts to keep mosquitoes away each season, let one of our landscaping experts help. We can give your lawn a professional inspection and determine the best action plan against these stubborn insects. We want your landscape to be a usable and enjoyable outdoor space – don’t let mosquitoes stand in the way!

Contact Everlast Lawns today for an appointment!

Posted on behalf of Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, L.L.C.

4315 Summerwood Drive
Cumming , GA 30041

Phone: (770) 480-2695


Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday: Closed

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Eliza Barnhill

So far so good! Found Everlast through Next Door and signed up for monthly service. After meeting with Chris we learned about their other services and got new landscape lights installed and some cleanup work in the front and backyard. Happy to say the lights look amazing, and the initial cleanup was so promising that we’re on our second round of projects with them in just a couple weeks. Great personalized service and they’ve addressed any issues and requests that have popped up along the way. Excited to see the final product once it’s all finished.

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Chris and team did an awesome job on our landscaping project. They had great ideas, were easy to work with and took time to listen to what we wanted to accomplish. The staff was always prompt, took care of our property and were very professional. I would highly recommend them, as the finished project looks great and their prices are very reasonable.

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Starting using them last spring for weekly mowing and trim. I’ve been very happy with the job they’ve done. Competitively priced. Just hired to overseed the backyard. They scheduled and completed the job quickly. Very professional.

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I loved working with Everlast Lawns & Landscaping. I had an eyesore of a retaining wall that I hated. Working with Chris to redesign it with Allen blocks made such a difference. I appreciate his expertise and patience answering all my questions promptly and completely. Great job.

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We highly recommend Everlast Lawn and Landscapes. We are new to the area, we saw their truck at a neighbors home and called them. Friendly, professional and prompt. They did a fantastic job on the clean up of our backyard and we are happy with the weekly lawn maintenance. But just as importantly we really appreciate their timely responses to any inquiry we may have had.

Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, L.L.C.

4315 Summerwood Drive
Cumming , GA 30041

(770) 480-2695

Opening Times

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday: Closed