Posted by Royal Tyler on 4/18/2018
The beginning of the month of May means it's time for your second round of pre-emergents if you applied your first one on schedule in February/Early March. In our climate most pre-emergent treatments, if done properly, last close to two months on average. Crabgrass will still be prevalent in May, June, and July so a second round greatly reduces the number of weeds which come up in your yard. Remember also that many weeds, especially grass weeds, are difficult to remove after emergence. Being proactive is key.
Lawn nutrition is important in May also, which can be accomplished with a fertilizer coated with pre-emergent, or a separate fertilizer treatment if you can spray your pre-emergent on.
Posted by Royal Tyler on 3/14/2018
There are a lot of fire ant products on the market, and many that are very inconsistent and unreliable. Come see us at Pro Pest and Lawn store for a professional strategy to rid your lawn of fire ants, Don't waste your money on low strength retail products. Get the best if you are serious about wanting to protect your family and pets from fire ants.
Posted by Royal Tyler on 3/14/2018
The most important time to apply weedkiller in North LA/East Texas is February and September. There are several weeds that are very difficult to control over the top of growing grass without injury.
When weeds get big, people start looking for options to get rid of them. It's usually more expensive, and less effective, than a pre-emergent treatment (before the grasses or weeds sprout) would have been. It's important to have a lawn management plan, and follow it closely, depending on weather. Here at Pro Pest and Lawn Store we will advise you what treatments are most effective for the current conditions, and when to schedule your next treatments so you be proactive in your lawn management.
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I was just reading an article on PCTONLINE.COM that spurred me to write a blog entry. The article was about Syngenta shareholders officially acepting the ChemChina offer which officially approves the takeover.
Posted by Royal Tyler on 5/16/2017
I have been in the noncrop pesticide industry some 20 plus years now. I remember when I first got in the industry working for a branded distribution company that dipped back and forth between being 100% branded and trying generics for a few years and back again. There were clear benefits to being branded as a distributor, and a sense of patriotism and loyalty about it. You could feel good about supporting your industry, and talking bad about those companies that used those "dirty generics" from China, India, and other second class sources.
Folks, those days are gone. Everyone sources from the same factories, whether generic or branded. I learned a lot touring China a few years back, getting to see the assembly line in a factory with "branded" products and "alternate brands" being manufactured, bottled, and boxed in the same plants as the generics. The large plant with Syngenta signs on it , located on the same street as the Rotam factory. The same quality standards applied to all brands.
A brief summaty of things you can do to help solve flea and bedbug infestations around your home.
Posted by Royal Tyler, Owner Pro Pest and Lawn Store on 1/31/2017
Posted by Royal Tyler on 11/23/2016
Is Fall the Time to Aerate?
Aeration is a practice that should be used more often. Many of the yards I see, particularly in town or in subdivisions, are heavily compacted, heavy soils (clay), poorly drained, have a lot of thatch , or some combination of all of the above. These yards need some “plugging” at least once a year to help resolve the tight and compacted conditions. Heavy traffic from people or pets also can cause compacted soils that need to be loosened from time-to-time. Large dogs in particular will wear down trails that will not grow back without aeration.
Aeration is most easily accomplished by hiring a lawn service. For die-hard do-it-yourselfers, many hardware or equipment rental stores have aerators for rent, but you should think about how heavy they are and how large your yard is before tackling it.
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