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.
- Bed Maintenance
- Lawn Care
- Turf & Ornamental Maintenance
Irrigation Installation, Service & Repairs
We are performing the Sprinkler System Checks & Repair services. You should have your irrigation set to run 4-5 days per week, 10 minutes on pop-up zones and 20-25 minutes on rotating zones. Give us a call if you are ready to get on the schedule. If you are interested in having an irrigation system installed, please give the office a call at 913-829-6135.
We are applying Round 5 of our 7 Round Turf Program. Round 5 is a liquid application targeting nutsedge, broadleaf, and grassy weeds in the lawn. Turf Managers will also assess lawns at this time to determine if and what is needed as far as a Fall Lawn Renovation. Aeration, verticutting and overseeding being the common items to be done in order to keep the lawn full and thick. If you are interested in starting your personalized turf health plan please give us a call.
Plant Health Care
We are currently applying Round 3 of our plant insecticide program for the 2017 season. Round 3 is a treatment to control primarily spider mites on spruce, junipers and burning bush. Please call to schedule a consultation with one of our certified Arborist today.
The mowing season has begun and will run weekly from now until the end of October. Due to the rainy weather they may be behind a day or two but will work weekends to catch up. If you are interested in the weekly mowing service, please contact the office.