Japanese Beetles

on Jun 01 in Pest Control, Spring Agrinomics, Summer Lawn Care, Yard News

Summer is also a time when trees and shrubs are damaged by Japanese beetles. These insects feed aggressively on plants like roses, hydrangeas, crape myrtles, etc. We have applied a systemic insecticide deterrent in the late winter, early spring to protect against Japanese beetles. We are also applying a sprayable insecticide at the first signs of damage weekly you may also want to spray Sevin to supplement our regimen as rainfall diminishes the effectiveness of these products. Some neighbor- hoods still experienced severe Japanese beetle damage to their knock-out roses. Japanese beetles are migratory insects and it is impossible to control all Japanese beetle populations. The good news is Japanese beetle populations should be declin- ing in the coming weeks. The corrective measure we will be taking to repair the roses will be to first prune them back by 1/3. We will then fertilize them with a 14-14-14 nursery grade fertilizer. This will stimulate new growth and they should flush out within a few weeks.

Mulch Conversion

on May 25 in Spring Agrinomics, Yard News

Dyed MulchWith the recent awareness of pinestraw and its flammability we are recommending that you remove the straw and add mulch in its place. We are offering mulch conversion services to a dyed triple shredded mulch. The dyed product is a superior product that can hold its color for up to one year while the standard triple shredded mulch will loose its brilliance after a couple of months. The dyed product is not ground up pallets it is in fact triple shredded mulch that is dyed. Should anyone need assistance we are able to help. Please call or email for more information.

Spring Maintenance

on Apr 18 in Spring Agrinomics, Yard News

Current Maintenance Projects

  • Applied fertilizer and deer off on winter annuals
  • Two Applications of Pre–emergence applied to all fescue and Bermuda turf.
  • Applied merit (Insecticide that prevents infestations of Japanese Beatles, Aphids, and other insects) to all plants and trees.
  • The welcome rain brought a down side which is an abundance of weeds and ant hills.
  • Applied a selective herbicide for weeds in the turf. • Applied insecticide to control ant hills.

Projects for May and June

  • Removing winter annuals and replacing with summer annuals
  • Watering & Fertilizing these newly planted annuals during our weekly visits
  • Begin our semi-annual pruning once the spring flush is complete
  • As we stated the rains this spring continue to challenge us as we have seen a major increase in weeds in turf & beds. We are working hard to ensure weed control is maintained in the turf and beds.
  • For the Bermuda properties we will apply an application of fertilizer with high nitrogen.
  • During our weekly visits we will monitor the sites for insect infestation.
  • For those properties that apply – turning on irrigation systems and monitoring according to municipalities requirements.