Hello August. August can be a miserable hot month in Minnesota. We already know that the skeeters will be bad.
One of our friends said he mowed his yard in shorts and a t shirt and was regretting it when he had bug bites all over his arms and legs. I told him that he was nuts. ( He agreed.) I wear long pants with my socks up over my pants legs and a hooded long sleeved fleece, when I am done mowing it all goes in the wash and I head for a bath with the Jewelweed soap that prevents the spread of the Poison Ivy oil. I don’t like bugs and more than that I don’t like Poison Ivy…which we still have a lots of at the edge of our yard. It has been raining too much to spray.
The lawn looks good but when it rains every other day it should. I am mowing every five days or so.
We order Jewelweed Soap from a place called Turkey Foot Trading Company and it is the best soap we have found for the prevention and treatment of poison ivy.
We have not been compensated in any way…just passing the information on.