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5 Landscaping Tips To Help You Repel Mosquitoes

Where there’s one, there are dozens of them, and no one likes dealing with swarms of mosquitoes ruining their time outdoors. Luckily, there are ways to craft your outdoor area to make it a mosquito’s nightmare without using dangerous chemicals. Reclaim your yard with these five landscaping tips that help you repel mosquitoes.

Make Sure There Are No Areas With Standing Water

Mosquitoes love to lay their eggs in any form of standing water, and if your yard is improperly graded, water isn’t flowing properly. This can cause pockets of water to collect and sit there until the ground absorbs them, making the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.

To remedy this, watch where water collects in your yard next time it rains. Identify the cause, and remove it. It could be as easy as redirecting a downspout. However, a professional may need to regrade your yard.

Plant Mosquito-Repelling Flowers

Mosquitoes do not like strong smells, which is why citronella is such a popular mosquito repellent. Lemongrass is the ingredient used in citronella, so you can plant this ornamental shrub around outside gathering areas as a protective barrier.

If you’re looking for something more colorful, marigolds, lavender, and ageratum repel mosquitoes. Alternatively, if you want plants you can use in the kitchen, sage, basil, and mint are also natural deterrents.

Use Cedar Mulch

When planting all that mosquito-repellent greenery, use cedar mulch for an even stronger aroma. Cedar is another smell that mosquitos avoid. To get the most out of the scent, you can use this mulch around the perimeter of your home as well as wherever you entertain guests. Just remember that the smell won’t last forever, so you’ll want to re-mulch every so often.

Cut Tall Grass

Mosquitoes love tall grass because it blocks the sun and prevents the wind from bothering them. If you have tall grass in your yard, mosquitos are likely hiding out in it. Because of this, regular lawn maintenance is important. If you notice patches of tall grass, be sure to cut them before mosquitoes move in.

Remove Anything That Blocks Airflow

As mentioned, mosquitoes don’t like to be blown around by the wind, so you want to remove any obstacles that may be blocking the airflow where you like to gather outdoors. You’ll want to keep foliage and any small trees trimmed, allowing the wind to blow across the garden. You may even want to consider placing some fans outside.

With these landscaping tips, you’re sure to repel any mosquitoes that may come your way. If you don’t have a green thumb or don’t know where to start, Hernandez Lawnscaping has you covered. We have professional and knowledgeable landscapers in the Baton Rouge, LA area who are dedicated to taking care of all your landscaping needs.


At Hernandez Lawnscape, your satisfaction is our highest priority. We want our clients to be 100% satisfied with every project and service that offer.

To ensure this level of satisfaction, we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are ever not 100% Satisfied with our work, simply contact us and we will make it right Free of Charge. That’s how sure we are that you will love the work we do.



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Jamie W.

Jamie W.

"I approached Mr. Hernandez several years ago (2014?) whenever I saw the detailed work he was doing at my neighbor's house. After talking with him for just a minute, I felt confident that his business was right for me. Since that day, he has been maintaining my lawn and my grandmother's, and a couple of years ago he began maintaining my parents' property, as well. ... I could not be more pleased with Hernandez Lawnscape. Excellent service all around...5 stars!"

Sonya Aydell

Sonya Aydell

“They have provided lawn care for us for about three years. We couldn’t ask for better workers. They always go a step beyond what I expect and consistently provide excellent service. Mr. Hernandez is honest and trustworthy and provides strong leadership for his company. I highly recommend his company.”

Raul Zarazua

Raul Zarazua

"I have been using them for over 5 years. They are honest, responsible and good people to work with. Mr. Hernandez is always fair and follows through with his projects."

Mary Lynn

Mary Lynn

"Gerrardo Has been 100% reliable and does a great job on my lawn!"

Charlene Diaz

Charlene Diaz

"I have been using Hernandez Landscaping for a few years now and he always does a great job!! Highly recommend!!"

Josue Lopez

Josue Lopez

"Mr. Hernandez has done an incredible job. He has served my family and I landscaping needs for a long time now. If you are looking to keep a well manicured lawn, this is the company for you. I absolutely recommend them. Thank you Mr. Hernandez for all you do."

Christy Reeves

Christy Reeves

"We used Hernandez Lawnscape to clean up our lawn after the winter months and provide regular maintenance for our yard. They were outstanding. Very responsive and thorough. But the value was also outstanding. A fair price for the work. I like that they take a lot of pride in their work and want to be sure the customer is happy. I am very pleased and will continue to use them for as long as they maintain this high quality workmanship."


Glen Kirby

"Crew showed up when they were supposed to. They have a lot of knowledge about plants and did a great job trimming and cleaning up our flower beds. They also trimmed out trees and cleaned up the mess quite well. I am very happy with their work and the conversations we have had. They had quoted me an extremely fair price for the work they were to do and they did a wonderful job. I highly recommend this company for all your landscaping needs!"

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Hernandez Lawnscape services Baton Rouge neighborhoods like Lafitte Hill, Highland Lakes, Oakbrook, Goodwood West, Meadowpark, Riverbend, South Baton Rouge, Pollard Estates, & Capital Heights as well as the surrounding area like Prarieville, Shenandoah and beyond. Unsure if we service your area? Give us a call and speak with one of our expert staff. They will be glad to check your address, and if you are in our area, schedule service for any of your lawn care needs!

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