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By: PREMIER HORTICULTURE | Created 10/10/2019

Few things enhance a home or business than having a perfect lawn. It frames the structure with green, creating an inviting atmosphere and a pleasing environment. A healthy lawn also conveys the sense that the owner cares about their property.

However, keeping a green and healthy lawn can become a real challenge when your property comes under attack by pests such as grubs or chinches. There is a wide variety of insects that can do harm to your lawns, gardens and trees, but what is important to remember is that there is a solution.

Premier Horticulture has many years of experience helping people in the surrounding area return their lawns to the beautiful, pest-free, green spaces they were before.

Signs you have lawn insects

There are many different signs that insects have invaded your lawn. However, as there are quite a variety let us look at the general signs rather than specific insects.

Brown spots or patches – Sometimes brown patches occur because of chemicals, a mower that is too low or poor soil conditions. Insects and other pests are also the cause for many a brown patch. They go into the soil and either eat the nutrients that the plants need or destroy the root system. Either way, it leads to your grass dying from starvation. To check this you will need to inspect the affected area, and possibly remove a small section to check underneath.

Leaf damage - Gardens tend to attract even more pests than lawns due to the various plants, flowers and vegetables that grow there; it is a buffet for many pests. We suggest having a look at the bite marks on the leaves or vegetables to try to spot the culprits. If all that is left are signs of damage, we can help determine what kind of nuisance is the cause and what lawn pest control strategy will work best.

Yard pest control done right

Unfortunately, there is no one magic cure that can remove all pests from your property. This is because different pests need to be handled in different ways. Some insects have become immune to older methods of extermination or removal, so you need a professional who can identify the issue and come up with the right solution.

The team of professionals at Premier Horticulture will come to your property and perform a thorough pest inspection to evaluate the problem. Once we know what you are dealing with, then we will walk you through the possible options for your lawn pest control, what to expect and how much it will cost.

Grass bugs and garden bugs – Get Out!

Premier Horticulture offers many different lawn pest control solutions to turn your landscape into a thriving sea of green. If you have any questions or concerns about the lawn treatments and other services we provide or what can be done about a particular pest, please feel free to contact us. We will get rid of those unwanted guests so you can get back to enjoying the beauty of nature.

By: ANDERSON LANDSCAPING INC | Created 10/30/2018

As nice as it is to have a lawn with beautiful green grass, the job of maintaining such a landscape can be difficult and require a considerable amount of work.

It is important to take the proper steps to ensure the grass you’re dedicating so much of your time to is healthy and full of potential.

Watering

One of the most important parts of growing a green lawn is making sure your grass has adequate water. However, your grass doesn’t require as much water as some might think.

Obviously as spring turns into summer, the weather will get hotter and grass will need more water to thrive. But even then, the rate of watering your lawn shouldn’t be too dramatic.

Weeding

One thing everyone with a lawn has in common is a healthy disdain for native weeds. But if you haven’t initiated a pre-emergence weed plan yet, you may have to get comfortable with a few unwelcome weeds growing in your yard.

The key to preventing weeds is to stop them before they start growing. It may be too late to stop a lot of the weed growth this summer, but it’s never too late to look ahead to future seasons.

Don’t cut too short

Cutting your grass down so far as to expose soil will allow weeds and pests to flourish in your yard and make it very difficult for your grass to recover.

Try to mow when it’s dry

This isn’t always possible, especially if you hit a patch of bad weather where it rains every day for a week, but it is preferable to mow when it’s dry outside to help prevent your grass clippings from clumping, which can lead to uneven cuts and potentially killing your grass if large clumps are not picked up after you mow. Wet grass also increases your risk of slipping while mowing, which can be extremely dangerous with a push mower.

Mix up your pattern

If you always mow in the same pattern, you will begin to create noticeable ruts with your mower and compact the soil in a manner which will make it harder for your grass to grow. Additionally, you will develop a grain in the grass which only goes in one direction, causing the grass to lean rather than stand up straight.

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