April is almost here. Warmer temperatures bring all our springtime pests, weeds, insects, and more. We have control programs for all of them. We offer:
Flea, Tick, and Mosquito Suppression – Tick suppression starts now. We make monthly visits to treat the property. Applications are done by fogging the perimeter of the property as well as spraying nesting areas. We treat plant material around the house (patio, deck, pool, swing set, wood lines (if applicable). Adults are present in fall, winter, and early spring. Adult ticks are active any day when temperatures are above freezing. Eggs hatch in the spring. Larvae are present during late summer and nymphs during late spring and through the summer.
Spotted Lanternfly Suppression – The first step in this year’s life cycle of the Spotted Lanternfly, egg hatch, will be coming soon (April/May). The first instars (crawlers) soon begin feeding on your plants. Treatments should start now to host trees. Our foliar applications target each life cycle. Monthly applications help to suppress the SLF, and fight their fast-moving characteristics.
Tree Care – We are currently doing spring deep root feedings with a slow-release fertilizer that adds needed nutritional requirements to your landscape plantings. Another application is done in the fall. Foliar applications include Insect and Disease control. This helps your plantings during seasonal periods of stress, like heat, drought, or cold.
Turf – Our seven-step program keeps lawn beautiful and weed free. When was the last time you had your soil tested? Micro-nutrients give your turf the extra boost needed to absorb the usual components of the fertilizer. Proper pH levels are essential in helping your fertilizer work efficiently. Grass plants thrive within a very small pH range. Lime applications help us adjust the pH in your lawn and use the fertilizer to its maximum efficiency.
Contact our office to set up a consultation at 215-968-8535 or AndrewsLawnRanger@aol.com.
PHOTO CAP: Applying dormant oil as part of our Plant Health Care program.