Published on Thursday, October 28, 2010
Late fall fertilizing is a crucial last step in lawn care programs north of the transition zone. Although the exact timing can vary due to weather conditions, the final fertilizer application should be made sometime between Halloween and December 1st – when the grass stops growing or slows down to the point of not needing to be mowed, but before the ground freezes.
Proper timing is crucial. If the winterizer fertilizer product is applied too early, it can invite winter injury and...
Published on Tuesday, August 03, 2010
An excerpt of the Republic Times on how to control beetles or grub worms
Physical removal or trapping the beetles may provide adequate protection for small plantings when beetle numbers are low. However, the presence of beetles on or in the proximity of a plant will attract more.
Chemical control is another option by treating with an insecticide. For optimal control, apply in the afternoon when beetles are most active. Chemical control comes in either liquid or granular...