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    GRUBS–

    Are beneath the surface and feed on your lawns root system. You won’t know you have a problem until the damage is done. They prefer bluegrass lawns in full sun. Grubs are best controlled with a preventative application applied early summer. Mole activity may be an indication of the presence of grubs. Moles also feed on a variety of other soil insects and worms. Mole control cannot be guaranteed with a grub control application

     

     

    NUTSEDGE

    This perennial  is one of the most noxious weeds to be found in the summer. Usually found in moist or poorly drained soils. Many times it is found in lawns with sprinkler systems due to receiving moisture in the summer. Controls are offered at an additional charge and multiple applications may be required.

     

     

    The weather in May and June brings disease problems for lawns. Below is a brief description of the different diseases in our area:

     

     

    DOLLAR SPOT–

    Small circular patches (1-6 inches) of bleached turf. Cobwebs may be present in early morning. Although unsightly, it usually will not kill the turf and it will recover on its own.

     

     

    LEAF SPOTS

    Spots  that appear on the blades of grass, enlarge and may result in crown rot causing the turf to thin out later in the summer. Disease control should be considered in severe cases.

     

     

    BROWN PATCH

    A summer disease that appears in circular patches (1/2-2 feet). High temperatures, high humidity and moist conditions favor the disease. Disease controls should be considered in severe cases.

     

     

     

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    disease controls are best applied preventatively and require multiple applications. Treating for disease after the fact will suppress the disease from spreading and help protect the turf from damage, but will not cure the existing spots. Due to the expensive nature of disease controls, we would strongly encourage customers whose lawns have a history of disease problem to spend their money aeration and overseeding with disease resistant fescue in the fall.

     

    JAPANESE BEETLES–

    Long metallic green beetles with copper-brown wing covers.  Adults emerge and began feeding on plants in early summer.  Tree/Shrub Insect and Disease application should be applied.

     

    LEAF HOPPERS–

    Minute insects that suck sap from grass, shrubs, or trees.  Surface Insecticide and Tree/Shrub Insect and Disease applications should be applied.

     

    SOD WEBWORM–

    Insect that lives right about the soil, spin a light webbing, and feed on undersides of leaves.  At first damage appears as small, ragged brown spots in turf.  As feeding continues these areas become larger.  Multiple applications of Surface Insecticide should be applied.

     

    TENT CATERPILLERS–

    These insects attack several kids of broadleaf trees and shrubs and produce unsightly webs, or tents.  These pests can defoliate trees and shrubs stunting their growth and making them less vigorous.  Tree/Shrub Insect and Disease application should be applied.