Weeds, Insects and Disease for Hamburg, Clarence, & Buffalo, NY
Insects and Pests:
Sod Webworm: We recommend our pest control summer treatment using the same treatment as for a grub preventer.
Chinch Bugs: We recommend an insecticide sprayed in the summer.
Grubs: We use a product that kills grubs in the spring. We also have a product we use in the summer that prevents grubs for up to one year.
Animal Digging: If this is from skunks, raccoons or crows, this usually means you have a grub problem.
Crane Fly: The European crane fly is a significant turf and pasture grass pest. It is known to damage clovers, garden vegetables, and young ornamentals by feeding on the leaves of plants.
Emerald Ash: The Emerald Ash is a green beetle native to Asia. It is an invasive species that is highly destructive to ash trees. We offer tree injection to protect them.
Our Lawn Care Will Rid Your Buffalo, NY Property of These Lawn Diseases
Brown Patch: To combat brown patches, water the area in the morning, cut with sharp blades, and apply fungicide if necessary.
Snow Mold: Stay away from this problem by mowing your lawn shortly before the winter season.
Leaf Spot: To combat leaf spots water in morning, cut with sharp blades, remove low hanging tree limbs, and apply fungicide if necessary.
Powdery Mildew: Increase air circulation by reducing shade and apply fungicide. This lawn care approach is sure to rid your property of mildew.
Red Thread: Maintain nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. Mow turf once per week to remove diseased portion. Reduce shade and increase air circulation. Avoid irrigation in late afternoon or evening prior to midnight. Also apply fungicide.
Rust: Combat rust by maintaining nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus levels. Mow at proper height 2 1/2 - 3", avoid drought stress, and reduce shade and increase air circulation. Also, avoid irrigation in late afternoon or evening prior to midnight and apply fungicide.
Fairy Ring: Maintain moderate nitrogen and high levels of potassium and phosphorus. Excavate ring and soil 12 inches and 24 inches beyond ring, replace with new soil, and apply fungicide.
Crabgrass: These are problem weeds in lawns and gardens that grow especially well in lawns that are watered lightly, under fertilized, poorly drained, and growing thinly.
Lawn Watering: Water each area 30 minutes every other day in the morning.
Dull Blades: Sharpen dull blades at any lawn mower retail outlet.
Cutting Too Short: Cut lawn 3 inches tall.
Excessive Wear on the Lawn: Limit activity especially when lawn is wet or muddy.
Acidic Soil: Apply lime.
Dog Urine Burn: Go to Pets Supply Plus and get acid neutralizing products.
Tree Roots: Call a tree service and see if you can prune roots.
Tree Cover Too Dense: Remove branches to thin out tree, especially low hanging branches.
Compacted Soil: Aerating your lawn will break up soil compaction.
Heavy Thatch: Aerating your lawn will reduce excessive thatch, allowing nutrients and water to penetrate into the root zone.
Bare Spots: Seeding your lawn in the spring or fall will help fill it in. You may need a sunny or shady mix, depending on your level of shade.