We predicted a rough year for insects due to the lack of winter we had this year, but we had no idea that insects would be quite as bad as they’ve been this year. Spider mites are very active right now (approx. 3 weeks early) and causing serious damage to Burning Bushes. Combined with drought conditions and recent trimming, even small populations are causing serious damage. Spider Mites are hard to treat chemically, because there are only select miticides that kill both the adults and the eggs. The best way to test for spider mites is the White paper test. Simply place a peice of solid white paper under the plant and shake the plant. Look closely for the small mites about the size of flecks of salt and pepper (1/32″) on the paper. If you notice movement, they are alive and well feasting on your plants. Please call us if you notice a problem.
Irrigation Shut Downs
We are currently shutting down irrigation systems. Please give the office a call at 913-829-6135 to get on the schedule.
Winterizer Granular Fertilizer
Providing a heavy nitrogen feeding designed to help the lawn carry through the Winter and help with greening up in the Spring.
If you are interested in starting your personalized turf health plan please give us a call.
Plant Health Care
We are currently on our 6th and final round of our Plant Health Care Program. In this round we will be treating Yews, Arborvitae, Junipers, Boxwood, Spruce, and Euonymus with a bactericide and fungicide to help prevent Winter desiccation. This application is done during November/December.
The 2022 mowing season has ended. If you’re interested in mowing services for 2023 please contact the office at (913) 829-6135 to discuss your needs and pricing.