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Pre-Emergent Controls


Weed and Pest Control
The best way to tame these nasty beasts is to nip them in the bud. fortunately, we have some pretty potent weapons in our arsenal that can do just that; they’re called pre-emergent herbicides. When used properly, pre-emergent herbicides will zap weeds before they can poke their ugly heads up out of the ground.   More
 
Friday, March 14, 2014

Winning the Ground Game with Pre-Emergent Controls


Weed and Pest Control
In the landscape business, as in football, your ground game is the backbone of your offense. In the NFL, teams that boast a seamless offensive line, an explosive tailback and the finest downfield blocking money can buy still struggle to get the ball moving on the ground.   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pre-Emergent Controls: Win the War on Weeds


Weed and Pest Control
Weeds, weeds, weeds— those pesky patches of unwanted growth that mar the most perfectly manicured lawn and can create an endless series of headaches for you, your clients and your crews.   More
 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Identifying and Controlling Pesky Pests


Weed and Pest Control
AS A LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR, AS IN ANY BUSINESS, YOU’RE constantly looking for ways to increase your client base. Of course you provide the very best in design/build and maintenance services, or just maintenance itself, but so does your competition.
Landscape perfection begins with the lawn. All the hard work you put into the walkways, trees, flowers and fountains won’t matter if your client’s turf is being destroyed by an insect infestation. To keep your client’s landscape looking beautiful, it’s necessary to control turf-impacting pests.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Prevent Those Pesky Weeds


Weed and Pest Control
While much of the country is still digging out from under mountains of snow, it’s hard to imagine that spring is just around the corner. Believe it or not, warmer temperatures will be with us quite soon, and with them will also begin the emergence of plush lawns and, unfortunately, some nasty weeds as well.   More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Integrated Pest Management


Weed and Pest Control
THE RESIDENTS OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, typically take pride in what their town has to of fer—gorgeous mountain scenery, numerous swimming and fishing spots, a rich and vibrant array of wildlife—but when fall cankerworms began devouring the town’s local trees in record numbers several years ago, that pride began to wane.   More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Control Weeds Before They Sprout


Weed and Pest Control
Crabgrass, Johnson grass, dandelions—such weeds can overcrowd lawns and pilfer air, water and nutrients that desirable plants need to survive and maintain a healthy appearance. Unchecked, weeds can completely dominate these plants, turning what could be a beautiful and verdant lawn into a wasteland of unsightly weeds.   More
 
Monday, February 23, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Integrated Pest Management

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Weed and Pest Control
If you ask a group of landscape professionals why they practice Integrated Pest Management, you’ll get a variety of answers. Some are driven primarily by a concern for the environment. Others do it to protect themselves and their clients from unnecessary exposure to chemicals.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Pre-emergence Controls

Chemical, Biological & Cultural Options


Weed and Pest Control
Spring is here, at least in some parts of the country. Soon little green things will be sprouting up all over. As usual, the sprouts will include not only the plants we want but some of the others, too . . . the good, the bad, and the ugly. For landscape contractors this means finding ways to protect the good while getting rid of the bad and the ugly. In other words, weeds.    More
 
Friday, February 1, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU