Category: Pesticides

Turf disease

Our current weather pattern has exacerbated turf diseases such as brown patch, dollar spot, etc. Fungicides are available to manage the diseases.   These pictures taken June 13th, 2014.  Louisville, TN See lawn page for tips on proper lawn care. Visit turf products page Fungicides are a little pricy, usually don’t cover a large area, and [Continue]

Turf grass disease

Once again turf grass disease is an issue this year here in the transition zone of eastern TN.  It’s definitely ubiquitous here in the Knoxville area.  Would suspect it’s an issue elsewhere as well.   I treated multiple times last year for brown patch.  Unfortunately it can’t be fully eradicated.  One way to managed it is with the use of [Continue]

Merit. Grub Control

Now is also a good time to apply an application for grub control. Optional, yet recommended to avoid potential lawn damage. Merit is a good product to use. If you have moles this product will also help, as it kills off their food source. Grubs can do a lot of damage to a lawn. Usually [Continue]

Grubs and Moles

If your experiencing problems with grubs and moles you have a couple options.  Talpirid mole bait, traps, or Merit.  See post on mole abatement for more details. Merit is primarily used to treat grubs. Usually used annually as a preventive measure. Recently, as of Sept/Oct. 2013, there is evidence of grubs here in the transition zone.  My [Continue]

Mole abatement

If your experiencing problems with moles you have a couple options to eradicate them.   Merit insecticide, Talpirid mole bait, or trapping. Moles can do a lot of damage to a lawn in a short period of time.  First it’s important to realize why you have moles in the first place.   Moles are tunnel through your lawn [Continue]

Geese Repellent Flight Control

Geese repellent.  There are a couple ways to deter unwanted geese.    One of them is with a product such as Flight Control.  This liquid application does a couple things to discourage geese.  It changes the ultraviolet reflection of the turf to mimic a darkened area.  The geese will not want to land on what they [Continue]