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Grassy Weeds in Lawns

Grassy weeds in lawns are notoriously hard to control. Since our turf grasses are grasses themselves, chemical controls are limited. A full, healthy lawn is always the first defense against weeds. Chemical control methods depend on whether the weed is…

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Field Bindweed

Field bindweed is a noxious weed that can invade lawns and landscapes and is very difficult to eradicate. Bindweed is a vine with wiry stems and oval or arrow-shaped leaves that quickly twines around shrubs, grasses, fences, and anything else…

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Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is an invasive beetle from Asia that is devastating our native ash forests and urban plantings. The beetle is about ½ inch long and metallic green. The adult beetles are active from May through July. The…

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Ash Flower Gall

The ash flower gall is an unsightly plant growth caused by a mite that appears on ash trees. It specifically infects the clusters of male flowers ashes produce. Clusters of these tumor-like growths start to expand and become woody in…

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Oak Itch Mite

The oak itch mite is a pest to humans, not plants. A nearly microscopic mite, oak itch mites fall from pin oak trees starting in July through leaf drop in the fall. Raking oak leaves in autumn can also expose…

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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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