Any homeowner who has to look after their lawn can tell you what an uphill battle it can sometimes be. It seems that there is a never ending supply of diseases and afflictions ready to strike down your lawn at a moment’s notice.
Climate is controlled at ground level by turfgrasses as they cool temperatures appreciably, thus working as exterior “air conditioners.”
Looking after your lawn & making sure it stays fresh and healthy is often easier said than done. From clearing leaves & snow from your lawn in the colder months to fertilizing, mowing and removing weeds, you have to put a lot of work to keep your lawn green.
As the winter rolls on and the cold weather sets in, people using salt to deice become a regular sight. Salting may be great for preventing ice from forming on roads or driveways, but you should make sure none of that salt then makes its way onto your lawn.
Halloween is just around the corner and it seems that more and more people are getting into the spirit by decorating outside their homes. From graveyard scenes in the yard to skeleton dancers to homemade haunted houses
Spring fever is in full swing with the sunny and warm season just around the corner. Everyone is anticipating the regrowth of their grass and the blooming of flowers. The one downfall that comes with springtime however, is insects.
Every morning when we hop into our cars and drive to work, we are taking a risk. Every 9 seconds a person is injured in an automobile collision, every 12½ minutes someone dies,
Phone and email scams happen every year, and every year people get cheated out of a few hundred dollars or worse. And unfortunately, the items being sold range from everything from insurance, medicines, vacations, to even pesticides
It is 2013 and we can finally say good-bye to Pennsylvania’s West Nile Virus season. 2012 will be remembered for the early horse detection in March and the record number of positive detections since surveillance started in 2000. Unfortunately for the human victims of West Nile Virus, some may be living with the serious effects of encephalitis for many years.
I want to share with everyone a recent development concerning product use in the statewide West Nile Integrated Mosquito Management Program. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has just recently finished efficacy testing on a reduced risk pesticide that is even less toxic than the permethrin products. What does a county-wide IPM program for mosquitoes look […]