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Bagworm

July Garden Calendar

Lawn Care Grubs begin feeding on lawns in July and August. Apply Hi-Yield's Grub Free Zone II to prevent damage and provide season-long control. Continue to monitor sprinkler systems for consistent coverage. Grass needs 1 inch of water per week…

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Bagworm

Bagworm Control

Bagworms are easily recognized by the bags they sew together from the needles or leaves of their host plant. When present in large numbers, they can defoliate and kill juniper, spruce, and arborvitae trees. They hatch in late May and…

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grasshopper

Grasshopper Control

Grasshoppers are a major pest on a variety of plants. They will eat the new grass growth and love sweet potato vines, dracaena, and almost every other garden plant. There are many different species of grasshoppers. They lay their eggs…

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Budworms

Budworms

Are your petunias, geraniums, or million bells mysteriously ceasing to bloom? If so, let's take a closer look at the buds. Budworms might be the sneaky culprits responsible for this problem. Budworms are tiny caterpillars that can be either green,…

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Brown Patch on fescue

Brown Patch

Fescue lawns occasionally get a fungal infection called Brown Patch. It occurs when nighttime temperatures are above 65 degrees and there is high humidity. Symptoms include browning patches or a thinning lawn. Blades of grass around the infected areas will…

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Nut Grass

Nutgrass Control

Nutsedge, sometimes called nutgrass or watergrass, looks like tall, thin, glossy blades of grass in the lawn and landscape beds. It is actually in the Sedge family. The fastest way to identify it is to roll an entire spring or…

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Coneflower Ruby Star

Drought Tolerant Plants

Drought-tolerant plants are easy on the budget and grow well in our area during droughts. They can survive even if there are water restrictions or they are planted in an area with no access to water. Drought-tolerant plants need to…

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Bermuda Grass Control

Bermuda Grass Control

Bermudagrass can make a good lawn on its own, but the results are unsightly when it infiltrates a fescue lawn. With its relentless runners and invasive nature, it can transform a once-pristine fescue lawn into a gardener's nightmare. This aggressive…

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Grubs

Grub Control

Grubworms are the larval form of various beetles, the Masked Chaffer being the most damaging in Kansas. When the grubs are at their largest in late summer, they can do considerable damage to lawns by eating the roots of the…

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Spider mites

Spider Mites

Spider mites are very small, so they can’t be seen with the naked eye, but they can cause a lot of damage. The first sign of their presence is pale, dirty-looking patches of foliage. The simplest way to confirm their…

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