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Treat Grubs and More Grubs

June 12, 2020 | By: Dax Gruber

When summer approaches, it’s time for you to be thinking of “insurance plans” for your properties against the infamous White Grub. Were you one of the many last year that had damage? Maybe you were one of the unfortunate ones that had Grub damage even after doing a treatment. How do we approach the issue… ( read more )

Ticks and Fleas

June 4, 2020 | By: Doug Swope

Ticks and Fleas – if you have pets these are the two most problematic pests you and your animals will be up against during spring, summer, and fall. Ticks are found in a wide variety of habitats that are suitable for birds, large and small mammals such as mice, deer, squirrel, coyotes, and livestock. All… ( read more )

The Wild Violets are Back. Need Help?

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May 18, 2020 | By: Larry Coriell

Spring is here finally sunshine and green grass … and broadleaf weeds, what to do? First thing is to figure out what broadleaf weeds need to be controlled. Dandelions, Henbit and Chickweed are common early spring weeds that are easily controlled with standard 3-way herbicide. There are some spring weeds that 3-way herbicides do not… ( read more )

Short Stops are for more than Baseball.

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May 18, 2020 | By: Gary Snyder

Arborjet’s product Short Stop slows the above-ground growth of trees. So, for trees that your customer wants to be pruned constantly, trees that will be exposed to construction, or trees that are subject to drought stress, this may be worth a look. Short Stop from Arborjet helps in fine root hair development which helps the… ( read more )

Resolving Post-Emergent Problems

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May 18, 2020 | By: Mike Spicer

Weeds in turf and landscaped areas are going to happen. So you need a tool that can keep your areas clean and looking good. Post-emergent products are plentiful, but do you know which one is right for your application? Select the Right Post-Emergent Not all post-emergent herbicides are created equal. Selecting the correct post-emergent is… ( read more )

It’s about that time…SCAB!

May 18, 2020 | By: Gary Snyder

If you didn’t remove the infected leaves from around your crabapples, hawthorn, or pears last fall, you may be in for another round of Apple Scab or just Scab. Release of spores from fallen leaves usually occur about bud break in the spring and continues into the flowering stages. Foliar applications or basal bark sprays… ( read more )

Defeat the weeds before they emerge in 2020

May 18, 2020 | By: Scott Robinson

Controlling weeds in maintained turf and ornamental beds here in Ohio is a constant battle for anyone who manages these areas. The most common methods used to control them are pre-emergent herbicides, post-emergent herbicides and cultivation/manual removal. Pre-emergent herbicides applied with the correct product for the target weeds, application timing and rate following label procedures… ( read more )

Sports Turf: Why Planning Ahead Matters

May 18, 2020 | By: Dax Gruber

With winter sports coming to an end, kids of all ages will be running out eagerly to start their spring sports. The warm sun permeates the body washing away those winter blues and brings the excitement of Spring. Then quickly, you have that frightening realization that the sports turf may not be up to par…. ( read more )

Ornamentals & Spring

May 18, 2020 | By: Gary Snyder

We’re a couple months closer to Spring from last time we talked and hopefully you have planned your tree & shrub disease control for spring 2020. If not, there is still time to get it done. Green Velvet can help!  So, what are you doing for your insect control program in 2020? Green Velvet offers… ( read more )

Spring Seeding Success

May 18, 2020 | By: Randy Tischer

Green Velvet has been planting hundreds of acres of grass seed here in Ohio every year for the last 60 years, so we bring a fair amount of experience to the table when discussing the best times of the year to plant grass seed. History has proven that Fall seedings, those planted from August 1… ( read more )

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