Disclosure - I received products and financial consideration from Cutter Insect Repellents in conjunction with post. I chose which products to try out, and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
The weather was lovely here in Boston metro last Saturday - sunny, but not too hot or humid. It was the perfect day to put the Weeksworld menfolk to work cleaning up the yard for the coming summer fun - epic squirt gun battles and water ballon fights, impromptu barbecues, and evenings around the fire pit roasting marshmallow and making s'mores, and memories.
The lovely maple and evergreen that shade our humble home from the sun's afternoon blast, are prodigious shedders, so the boys' first assignment was to collect all the twigs and branches that littered the yard and deposit them in the fire pit pile behind the shed.
And chairs & tables needed thorough scrubbing after weathering a New England winter stacked up in a corner of the yard.
Needless to say, no one was taking any photos Saturday morning - we were all hot, sweaty, dirty messes.
Biggest surprise of the morning came when Jackson (aka the Baron of Boredom) and Brody (aka the Master of Mischief) announced that "that wasn't work, that was fun!"
Cleaned up and ready to head off to yet another little league event (a baseball skills clinic this time), I took a couple of minutes before we left to spray the yard with Cutter's Backyard Bug Control.
|The citronella candle pail with a lid will be perfect for taking along on picnics and cookouts.|
When I received the bottle of Backyard Bug Control treatment I was a bit leery - was it safe for our Border Collie and the pack of kids that are always running around my yard? And how long after applying it would I have to fight to keep everyone off the lawn?
I read over the instructions, and watched the informational video on the Cutter website, and was pleased to discover that we just had to wait for the treatment to dry, then the lawn would be safe for everyone, and we'd be protected from mosquitoes, deer ticks, ants and fleas for up to eight weeks.
It was a warm, sunny day, and the area I was spraying was in full sun, so the lawn would be dry and safe when we returned from the baseball clinic a few hours later.
Of course, scratching something off my never-finished, ever-growing "must get done" list is cause for celebration!
Light the fire, bust out the marshmallows - lets get sticky!
|Once upon a time I made the mistake of telling my boys that I like a little burn on my roasted marshmallows - |
now I only get marshmallows that are one step away from a briquet.
Major bonus - after an evening of gooey, sweet fun with friends, as I tucked the boys into bed, no one was complaining about itchy bugs bites that mama had to treat before exhausted boys could fall asleep. Thank you, Cutter!
This weekend is the unofficial start of summer and Cutter's ready to arm one lucky reader with all the bug battling weapons they'll need this summer - yard treatments and personal sprays, and citronella candles to set the mood.
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