Sunday, July 26, 2015

Corralitas Drive: Mosquito Check!

Photo: Diane Edwardson, July25, 2015.  If you've got a garden, chances are, you had buckets out to catch last weekends' torrential rain.  Now you have mosquito larvae swimming around.  If you haven't already, use it to water your plants today, before the the next generation of mosquitoes takes flight. 

Be sure to check your yard for standing water and don't let it go to waste!  Plan ahead for next winter's rains by looking at the drainage from your roof (and your air conditioner's condensate drain for that matter) and consider installing rain barrels and/or drainage swales.  According to the MWD website, the DWP may still be offer rebates on rain barrels, but good luck with that.