January 2019 Newsletter: Wildlife | Pesticides | Lawn Care

Wildlife


January brings some interesting Wildlife to our gardens, area and coastlines:

• Visiting over-wintering ducks, geese, and robins visit our area
• Nesting activity can be seen by osprey, sand hill cranes, hawks and owls
• Deer reach the peak of the rutting season in N. Florida
• Watch for right whales off our coast.

Pesticide Information

A pesticide is any chemical (natural, organic or synthetic) that is used to prevent, kill or suppress pests. It is a broad term that also includes herbicides (weed control), fungicide (disease control) and miticides (mites control). Before using any pesticide, always identify the type of problem you have and decide if you can solve the problem non-chemically- for example for black spot fungus consider reducing the amount of irrigation. If you are not sure what is going on- seek help from a reliable source. Once it is decided that a pesticide is what is required then reading the labels and following directions is really important. Generally pesticides are mixed as a ratio of fluid ounces of concentrate per gallon of water. Never use a higher dose than directed. Apply only as directed and NEVER during the hottest part of the day. Always dispose of pesticides at the hazardous waste locations and never dump excess or unwanted down drains, ditches or in the trash. Completely empty containers can safely be disposed of in the trash.

What to do in the Lawn

St Augustine & Zoysia Lawns

Hi Yield Turf & Ornamental Weed & Grass Stopper with Dimension

• Prevents weed seeds from germinating
• Do not use where garden seeds or flower seeds are sowed
• Can also be used in landscape beds. Weed bed then apply to prevent weed seeds from germinating
• Lasts for 2-3 months
• Will not kill existing weeds
• Water in

Bahia Lawns

*No applications this month

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