Lawn Maintenance: Pesticides to Feed Your Lawn

Fight diseases and pests in your lawn. On this site  can find information about many quality pesticides for pest and disease

Once the weather starts to turn warm, you should start looking for pests and diseases. If you identify any, or don’t spend the time to address them they can get out of hand. Fortunately, you can get your plants healthy enough that they can protect themselves throughout the season, with an early application of pesticide.

Common Pests to address with Pesticides

Louse

Aphids sit on the top of the shoots and remove the sugars from the plant. This is at the expense of growth. Besides bringing aphids viral diseases. Ladybugs and lacewings eat aphids on a few lice is not a problem. Come and take action when it gets too bad. Use a responsible (chemical) agent, for example, on the basis of fatty acid soaps or pyrethrins. Such resources are degraded fairly quickly in the environment, but are toxic to lice. Go during spraying always careful and follow the instructions. Spray if there is no wind and only in the evening when the bees no longer fly with a distance of at least 30 centimeters.

Grass Soot and Rust

Soot dew

Soot Dew is dirty, sticky, black deposits on leaves and twigs. Cause is the aphid, which sucks sugar-rich fluid from the plant. The moisture, honeydew, is partly excreted again and dripping out of the plant. The falling on leaves and twigs, after which a fungus grows. This fungus gives the leaves and twigs black sooty mold. The mold layer is difficult to remove and smothered the leaves and twigs. Fight therefore the cause, the louse.

Rust

Rusting is a fungal disease and other causes orange brown spots on the underside of the leaf. After a few weeks they are getting darker. The disease occurs mainly in hot and humid weather. The plant dies in severe damage. Fight rust with a fertilizer with high potassium content. Cut the sheet to the ground and give the plant a strengthening agent for protection against fungal diseases.

Our Lawn Diseases Identification Guide can help you keep a healthy lawn.

Mildew

Mildew and downy mildew are fungi that form a powdery layer on your plants and thus stifle the blade.   Read more about how to recognize mildew, prevents and combats .

White flies

White flies are small butterflies with white powder on the wings. They suck on soft plant parts and separate fresh water from which grow sooty molds. The moths lay eggs on the underside of the leaves. Within three weeks, get there adult white flies and therefore quickly form a plague. Fight the fly with a chemical agent. Especially fuchsias and geraniums have quite a bother.

Prevent and Protect

Make sure your plants are healthy and strong, they have the best resistance when strong. Prevent diseases and degradation:

  • Choose plant species that do well in your garden.
  • Avoid unilateral and excessive fertilization. Fertilizers provide rapid growth surge. Use this to an acute shortage, but do not do it too often as you will disturb the soil composition.
  • Give organic fertilizer that builds the soil. Use caution with organic fertilizer, if you give too much too fast, you can burn your lawn.
  • Use fresh grass seed. Weakened, old seed is more susceptible to diseases.
  • Stick to the sowing and cultivation instructions on the packaging.
  • Keep your lawn weed free.

Equipment to help Grow Grass

Propagator or tunnel bow

Protect your plants in their first stage with a propagator . So your plants grow sheltered from weather and wind. Or protect your plants with foil stretched over tunnel arches. That curved brackets are 2.5 meters long that you have a bed in the vegetable garden or Meter Vegetable move. Take the ends closed, so the climate is favorable and keep insects out. Lift the foil a bit to take care of your plants.

Nets against troublesome birds

Some birds love seeds, young seedlings, fresh and green buds and fruits of plants. Tension nets over the plants and crops at risk. Span the net taut so that your plants do not suffer from birds and there do not get caught.

Plant Amplifiers

These products prevent insects, diseases, and fungi by making the plant stronger.

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  1. […] A good landscaper should also keep in mind that a plant’s life is not fully dependent on water alone. It is best to maintain the landscape’s appearance by keeping it healthy and eliminate the growth of pests, through using a pesticide with fertilizer. […]

  2. […] Garden pests are another issue to consider in your low-maintenance yard. Pest-resistant plants are an obvious choice. Companion plants are also useful to keep pests off of plants that might otherwise be vulnerable to them – nasturtiums and chives help keep aphids away, for example. Hosing down your plants every so often is also a good idea. This will dislodge most bad bugs if they’ve had a chance to gain a foothold. When dealing with pests, remember: a few bad bugs aren’t a big deal. It’s a matter of controlling the population, not obliterating it. […]

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