Victory over weeds, pests and more

Victory over weeds, pests and more

July has arrived and the battle to keep your lawn and garden looking victorious has commenced. Here are some tips you can arm yourself with. Now is the time for summer fertilization of your lawn. Repairing, renovating, or planting are also good ideas. Before planting, don’t forget to work organic materials, such as peat, manure, and compost, into your soil. [emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”]

Spraying your roses weekly with a good fungicide such as Thiomyl, Daconil, Dithane, and M-45 is key for this month. Rose bushes are especially hungry plants, so feed them on a regular basis.

Remember, weeds grow at a lower fertility level than turf grasses. Weeds thrive when a lawn is hungry. Feeding and mowing your lawn on a regular schedule this year will result in vast improvements. Since fungus diseases thrive in July, watch your grass and use a good granular turf fungicide if you see disease rear its ugly head.

Spider mites attack most plants and can do serious damage. Using a miticide, such as Merit, is your best bet against these problematic pests.

Make sure you watch for scale insects as well. Whiteflies, chinch bugs, sob web, and army worms are some of the more common nuisances. We have exactly what you need for these battles so you can ultimately win the war and free your lawn and garden of these pests.

CREDITS

column by WILLIAM “BILL” DOTY

BIO: William R. (Bill) Doty, is the owner of Doty Farm and Garden Supply Inc. Founded in 1954, Doty Farm and Garden Supply has been there for every one of their loyal customer’s budding needs. Bill graduated from Winter Haven High School and then Florida State University. Having learned invaluable lessons in listening, asking questions, and reading anything related to the family business, he shares his knowledge with his customers daily and our readers each month.
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