CRABGRASS, SEDGE & OTHER GRASSY WEEDS While surveying your lawn for cold damage you may also find areas that contain grassy weeds. Now is the time to dig out these areas or use a non-selective herbicide (example: Roundup) to kill the crabgrass. Also, rake out the area and loosen the top 3 inches of soil to allow healthy new root growth. These areas will need to be resodded after 10-14 days per the label directions on herbicide. It is important to watch these areas closely as weed seeds may be contained in the soil and may germinate after sod is put down. Pull any new emerging crabgrass by hand and give the new sod the proper water it needs and these areas should re-establish into a healthy lawn with no crabgrass.
We are now making a liquid fertilizer application to our lawns to prepare for the spring green-up. This application of liquid fertilizer includes nitrogen and potassium to help stimulate root growth. In addition, we are applying the microbial inoculant Quantum Growth® which enables the turf to better utilize nutrients and water. This application of fertilizer needs to be watered in properly to release the nutrients into the soil so the grass roots absorb them.
George Richardson, Technical Director, give some simple tips on how to control the fleas in your home and yard. He will explain how to determine if there are fleas in a certain area of the home and will also talk about the follow-up treatment needed when spraying the yard and bushes.
Now that the seasons are finally changing and the holidays are upon us we look forward to spending time with family and friends but we don't look forward to finding mice and rats in our home.
Historically regarded as an effective insect repellent, the pure geranium oil in our natural spray was grown and pressed by a farming cooperative directly supporting Rwandan widows and orphans who survived the genocide. To the geranium, we add lemongrass and citronella (both other natural repellents) and lavender to create a light, crisp scent that you will enjoy wearing. Chemical-free and good for the body and earth, our refreshing and fragrant spray will help keep friends close and bugs far away! 4 ounce container. Available through Peninsular Pest Control: $10 for a 4 oz bottle.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Homeowners and pest control technicians have a new option for identifying bugs lurking in houses and other buildings — and it’s as close as a cell phone. A downloadable application developed by researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences provides color photos and text describing almost 40 pest species.
A Jacksonville-based soil treatment company is growing despite the adverse economic climate. Doug Speed and Associates has already surpassed last year's sales numbers and expects substantial growth this year, while boasting it is helping to eliminate toxic chemicals from infiltrating Northeast Florida's water table. The company's signature product, Inoculaid, is a combination of various types of microorganisms that help facilitate the decomposition of nitrogen, potassium and lesser nutrients, which increase the growth and health of plants...