Crane Fly Treatments

European Crane Fly The European crane fly, tipula paludosa, is a species not native to the United States. It is an introduced species that feeds on grass roots and can be a pest in turf. Other crane fly species are native to the U.S., and these insects are not considered threats to lawns. In fact, […]

Crane Fly Control

European Crane Fly The European crane fly, tipula paludosa, is a species not native to the United States. It is an introduced species that feeds on grass roots and can be a pest in turf. Other crane fly species are native to the U.S., and these insects are not considered threats to lawns. In fact, […]

Lawn Lime Treatment

LIME TIME   Winter is a great time to apply Lime to your lawn. In the Pacific Northwest lime is a essential treatment for your lawn to help neutralize the Ph in the soil. We have very acidic soil here and that can really effect how your lawn grows and breaks down nutrients.  High acid […]

Bronze Birch Borer

About the Birch Borer The bronze birch is native to north America with birch borer damage documented as far back as the 1800s. The birch borer is found just about everywhere where birch tree populations thrive, with a range that stretches from Maine and New England across the Great Lakes region into the Pacific Northwest. […]

Apple Maggot and Codling Moth

Apple and Pear growers beware!  Its is time to begin treatment for your Fruit trees.  These 2 can be a real menace to your crop.  Codling moth is usually present first they will lay eggs on the fruit or on a leaf, and the larva will burrow in to the core of the fruit to feed.  They will […]

Grey Snow Mold

Western Washington lawns might be seeing an increase in Snow Mold cases. Lawns that looked great last fall are now starting to look pretty ugly! Snow Mold lawn disease can affect most all types of grasses that must endure a period of freezing temperatures and snow cover. It is often the first disease of the […]

Scotch Broom Census from the Washington Invasive Species Council

The Washington Invasive Species Council is asking for your help. Scotch Broom has been spotted in the area, and they are looking for residents of Washington to report sightings of this invasive weed through the Scotch Broom Census. If we all work together, noxious weed control will be just a little easier. Here’s what you need to know to […]

How to Get Rid of Crabgrass – Removal Tips

There are not many things that destroy the look and feel of a yard faster then an infiltration of crabgrass. This blue-green weed that grows low to the ground while spreading its long spindly leaves like crab legs, spreads quickly and can be very difficult to eliminate once established. As with most cases, the best way […]

Crabgrass Prevention Tips

Crabgrass, a low growing, blue-greenish lawn weed, can not only ruin the look of a well-maintained lawn but also weaken the soil below it. Crabgrass grows when the soil warms in the spring, when the soil temperature reaches between 55 and 60 degrees, and can spread quickly throughout the yard. Mature crabgrass plants can drop […]

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