Can I fertilize my lawn now? I haven’t fertilized since spring.

Yes, we suggest fertilizing now with Esposito’s Winterizer (5-0-20) to help improve lawn cold tolerance and spring recovery. (See October Questions for additional information).

How can I stop my grass from dying? It looks like it has been “chewed down” close to the ground in irregular patches and is turning brown.

You are describing the injury that is common from the attacks of the Tropical Sod Webworm, a very small caterpillar that is the larvae of a night flying moth. Close inspections of the grass blades reveal chewed out notches in the edges and on occasion chewed grass...

How can I destroy a large nest of Yellow Jackets?

We suggest drenching their ground nest entrance hole with Demon WP during the evening. Yellow Jackets return to their colony at dusk and are less likely to attack at night. Demon WP comes in foil packages that have 4 soluble packages inside. Mix two of the soluble...

My Azaleas have yellowing leaves that appear as if the green has been partially scraped off with sandpaper. There are dark shiny spots on the undersides of the leaves. What is causing this to occur and how can I stop it?

The yellowing on your Azaleas leaves is from the feeding activity of Azalea Lacebugs. The shiny black spots on the undersides of the leaves are excrement from these pests. Lacebugs are tiny insects with lacy clear wings that are often unnoticed because they feed on...

What can I do to control weeds in my lawn this summer?

During the summer heat most lawn weed killers should be avoided to prevent injuring the grass. The herbicide Image is an exception to this general rule. Image can safely control a number of difficult weeds such as Dollarweed, Nutsedge, Bahiagrass, and Dandelions in...
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