lawn insect control
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Follow these steps to get your lawn off to a great start next spring.
- Lower the mowing height. For the last mowing of the year (try and do it before the snow falls) lower the mower to remove enough leaf blade to discourage the grass to lay over on itself. Long grass that over-winters creates the perfect conditions for snow mold which causes round brown patches in the lawn.
- Rake up leaves. When snow covers leaves and other debris that is left on the lawn, the grass can die out or at least grow snow mold. A clean lawn will over-winter better than a clutter filled lawn.
- Get the Winterizer Fertilizer. Turf grass will increase the root system to allow storage of nutrients. Fertilizing in October through November with a Winterizer Fertilizer will encourage the root growth and store the nutrients to be used next spring.
- Drain the sprinkler pipes. Frozen sprinklers and pipes almost always results in the need to dig up the lawn for repairs. Use an air compressor to blow the water out.
As a company that provides insect control services, Moore Green recognizes the importance of protecting the good insects such as Honey Bees, Lady Bird Beetles, and Lacewings. If there are trees or shrubs that are blooming at the time of an insect spray, such as an Aphid Treatment or a Foundation Spray, we will purposely skip those plants to protect the beneficials.
We would ask our clients to be aware of local beehives in nearby properties and inform us of their location before an insect control treatment. If you are interested in helping the bee population visit www.operationpollinator.com or look for flower seed mixes that attract Bees and other important insects.
It’s hot outside and the lawn is looking brown. Is it dry or could grubs be damaging the roots?
Step 1: Check the soil with a screwdriver or a shovel to see if the soil is moist 3 to 4 inches deep.
a. If dry water deeply.
b. If moist go to #2.
Step 2: Pull up on the grass as if it is sod (you may need to cut into the grass).
a. If it’s grubs then you should see them in the soil. They look like fat grains of rice with a reddish head.
Remember, as a Moore Green customer, our service calls are free to check your lawn for damaging insects.