Just a quick application update: As of today, we have completed most of the scheduled Spring Iron Applications with Micro's. We will complete the remainder on our "pick up day" this week. If you are on our Weed Grass Control Program (WGCP) your next application will be the Weed Grass Control Spring (1). If not on the WGCP your next application will be the Spring Lime Application. We will start Spring Lime Applications the week of February 27th.
We are finding and treating for Crane Fly Larvae on lawns. On each visit to your lawn during the early part of the season our technicians are always inspecting for insect damage. We are on it! In the last three weeks we have noticed an increase in findings and activity. When the larvae move up in the soil and start feeding on your grass they get bigger and so do their appetites. They can cause severe thinning of your lawn very quickly.
We practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM). To protect beneficial earthworms and microorganisms, it is our environmental policy to only treat for insects when required.
These photos of crane fly larvae were taken after treatment
that you can forward to your friends, neighbors or co-workers to make them aware. When the population is large enough they can really thin out a lawn making room for moss, weeds and weed grasses. Now is the best time to treat for insects. Please pass it on!