Seasonal Facts from your friends at NatureScape Services
Spring is in the air, a little ahead of schedule but that's not for us to choose. Alot of lawns will start seeing those pesky moles trenching through looking for their favorite food source...the earthworm! NatureScape provides customers with a couple of options to control these pesky critters. We offer mole bait which are life like worms that either the homeowner or NatureScape can insert in active runs or we have a trapping service in which we visit your property three times within a month to set and reset traps to eliminate the mole causing all the damage. Please contact us if you would like more information on these beneficial services!
Other services we are providing our customers this time of year so their landscape can get started off on the right foot are the pre-emergence crabgrass control for the lawn which can be applied from mid-March through May, a dormant oil to control insect eggs on ornamentals, later in April a spring fertilization for the ornamentals, starting up sprinkler systems, and in May we begin the first insect and disease control for your landscape plants as well as our pest services. Please feel free to contact us for more information on any of our programs.
Lastly, we would like to make everyone aware that it has been predicted that the Emerald Ash borer will hit our area hard this season. I have already seen Ash trees that have been hit and had to be removed due to this pest. By the time you notice that your leaves on the Ash tree are falling in the middle of the summer it is too late, and the only option will be to remove the tree. Since the borer starts in the upper part of the tree it is difficult to detect the D shape holes to know if they are already at work. My suggestion would be to have it treated this season and assume it has a clean bill of health. If it is already infected, the treatment may not help or at best save a part of the tree but better to try than wait for the devastation. The Ash tree needs to be treated by the end of June to be effective and the treatment will last all season. The cost of removing the tree if it dies will be alot more expensive than treating the tree on an annual basis until we are in the clear of this devastating insect.