Lawn and Garden Pests


posted on June 24th, 2013 by

                                              Lawn and Garden Pests

The grass is green, the trees are full, the flowers are blooming. Unfortunately, the lawn and garden pests are also making their appearance.

I don’t know which pests can annoy one the most, the insects or the small mammals in the lawn.

Those pesky little animals like moles, voles, armadillos, etc. that dig or burrow can cause some real damage to your lawn.  These varmints can be a real challenge to get rid of.  At one time the only way to get rid of these pests was to trap and relocate them.  There are now some products that can be used to help rid your lawn of those pests. You can visit our website at www.zoysiafarms.com  for two natural products that we offer, Armadillo Repellent and Mole & Vole Repellent.  Both of these you simply attach to your hose and apply.  This pest will relocate themselves back to where they came from!

Amazoy zoysia grass is not a preferred habitat for many insects, because of its very dense growth pattern.  For the insects you do have to deal with, whether they are ants, fleas, ticks, chinch bugs, etc. a good pesticide should be applied.  With so many chemicals being applied to lawns these days, you may want to use an organic pesticide like our Essential-1 Organic Pesticide.

All of these products are safer for your children, pets and environment.  Just attach it to your hose and spray, the contents will mix with the water at the correct rate and you’ll be done in no time.

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11 comments on “Lawn and Garden Pests

  1. Henry Eichler on said:

    It seems that the da– crabgrass is keeping my zoysia from spreading. What do I do now?

  2. admin on said:

    Hey Henry,
    If your zoysia has been planted at least 3 weeks, some broadleaf weed killers can be applied safely. I would suggest checking the label of what you want to use and make sure it is safe for zoysia lawns and follow their suggested waiting period before applying after planting. Once your zoysia completely fills in, crabgrass should not be a problem.

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  5. CHARLIE HAIR on said:

    my zoysia grass has not spread any in the last two years.And it’s been taken over by crabgrass. I have planted over two hundred plugs,and don’t see any growth at all. Very sorry I planted them now.

  6. Hi Charlie,
    We are very sorry to hear your zoysia did not survive. When the zoysia plugs are first planted you need to continue your weed control until the plugs have completely filled in or the weeds can choke them out. Once the plugs fill in, they will choke most summer weeds out. To review your order and results more closely, please feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 410-756-2311.

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  9. Grass looks great in most of the yard, however, I have a couple of areas that are brown and not returning to normal growth from last year. Could it be ground inspects and if so, what can I safely use?

  10. SecureAdminZ on said:

    Hi Bobby,
    This could be a start of an insect problem such as grubs, mole crickets, nematodes or chinch bugs all of these insects will eat the roots of lawn grass. You can check to see if you have a problem by cutting a section, as close to the green as possible around the brown spots, about 3 inches and going down about 4 inches. Look through the soil and see if you have any of these insects. If you do have these insects and need an insecticide, please check with your local garden center and see what you state allows for these types of insects.

  11. Robert on said:

    I would like to plant some areas with the 3×3 plugs but won’t it be too late to do this in the Piedmont of SC by the time I get them and what chance of survival would they have surviving the winter?

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