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TAG: grub control

Selling grub control applications as ‘insurance’

August 17, 2020By
Grubs (Photo: Robert L. Anderson, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org)

Lawn care professionals say grub control is a perfect preventive application to upsell when it comes to turf maintenance programs. read more

Let’s talk about grubs

February 12, 2020By
Grubs in soil (Photo: Omaha Organics)

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of dealing with grubs is that they infest thick, healthy turf stands. “Grubs eat the roots — they like thicker lawns because those are a better food source, and they live in the thatch,” says Luke Hawthorne, owner of Emerald Lawns in Round Rock, Texas. “They’re going to be looking for lawns that’re taken care... read more

Get grubs gone

October 10, 2019By
Taking a preventive approach to dealing with grubs is often the most effective control method. Photo: Bayer

Here are a few tips for controlling European chafers and Japanese beetles, two prevalent types of grubs lawn care operators may encounter. read more

How much do you know about scale insects?

April 8, 2018By

Scale insects are common landscape pests, but many people don’t see them until it’s too late, which comes when scales drain their host plant of energy, and they begin dropping leaves or dying. It’s important to understand how to find scale insect infestations and some tactics to stymie them. Source: Steve Frank, associate professor and extension specialist at North Carolina... read more

Editorial Advisory Board: February 2018

February 22, 2018By

What advice do you have for landscape business owners resistant to change?   What advice do you have for landscape business owners resistant to change? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “Change is sometimes a scary thing, but if you’re smart you can always use it to your advantage.” Jerry McKay McKay Landscape Lighting Omaha, Neb. “Embrace it... read more

Recommender: Grub control products

February 14, 2018By
Photo: Syngenta

What grub control products do you prefer and why? Larry Taylor Organic Turf Specialist, Natural Tree & Lawn Care Avon, Mass. “I use Acelepryn for my grub control. It tends to be a bit more expensive than the other products, but the low toxicity to humans and the fact that it doesn’t have any effect on pollinating bees helps to... read more