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Go Green

Save money and save the environment.  Did you know recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run your TV for 3-hours?  You can make a difference by just considering the following:

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Weed Removal
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The Nitty-Gritty of Weed Removal

Prevention through appropriate cultural methods… Read more » is your first line of defense against weeds, but eventually there comes a time when you need to roll up your sleeves and get after them.  On sm

Cultural Measures Count
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Cultural Measures Count

In addition to promoting healthier grass, mowing to the right height… Read more » is helpful in preventing weeds because keeping your turf longer helps block sunlight from weed seeds waiting to germinat

Watch What You Step On
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Watch What You Step On

It pays to know what insects look like throughout their life cycle, because they change form as they grow in a process called metamorphosis.  Born with rigid or semi-rigid outer skins, insec… Read more »

Mechanical Bug Removal
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Mechanical Bug Removal

When pests are visible and large enough, removing them via the “pick and squash” method is an option for the non-squeamish.  Try the following on insects you cannot see.

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Earthworms are More than Fish Bait
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Earthworms – More Than Bait

Abundant in moist, heavy soils, earthworms are a natural component of healthy lawns.  Their diet of dirt, organic matter, and excrete plant litter in the form of a rich digestive by-product… Read more »

Beneficial Insects
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Create a Garden to Attract Beneficial Insects

To encourage high beneficial insect… Read more » populations design your garden to incorporate a variety of flowering plants rich in nectar and pollen.  Choose cultivars with easily accessible polle

Green Earth
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Earth Day

Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.  Founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson, the first Earth Day was an enviro… Read more »

Nematode - Biological Insecticides
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Nematodes

Predatory nematodes attack lawn pests such as billbugs, sod webworms, and white grubs.
Nematodes are parasites that kill hosts, such as this grub, within 48-hours.  Some nematodes attack… Read more »

Underground pests - Japanese Beetle
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Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an Eco-Friendly Approach

Too often people see insects as invaders to be attacked with various toxic chemicals.  While such actions may take care of the immediate problem, they usually create a host of others.  Toda… Read more »