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Extra Baggage: Pesky bagworms should be sprayed in Early June!

Jun 06, 2017

Extra Baggage: Pesky bagworms should be sprayed in Early June! Those Ugly Tree Pests Can Be Treated and Now Is the Time! Besides picking bagworms off infested trees and shrubs, the only way to kill them is to spray with an ingestible insecticide while they are feeding. The following article from OSU’s Entomology and Plant Pathology Department details the life cycle of the bagworm and how best to control the pest. Description: The common bagworm, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis, is discovered most frequently in its larval form, feeding on trees from within a silken bag it constructs from foliage and other plant tissues (hence, the common name of bagworm) (Fig. 1). Adult...

Here are February recommendations from OSU Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department

Feb 09, 2017

​Use the link below to see what OSU says you should be working on in February! Have fun the season is almost here!

It’s Time to Trim Your Ornamental Grasses

Feb 09, 2017

Wondering when to trim back your ornamental grasses? Here’s the scoop from the OSU Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Department! Ornamental grasses should be cut back in late winter before new growth emerges. It can also be done in fall, but the seed heads provide nice winter interest, and some birds will also feed on the seed. To make the job easier, tie up the stalks with string. Depending on the size and density of the grass, the following tools might be used: house scissors, shears or hand pruners, and electric hedge trimmers (for very large clumps). For smaller grasses,...

Proper watering for your turf grass lawn

Apr 03, 2016

Irrigation Watering is one of the most often misunderstood aspects of turfgrass culture. Often, watering on turf areas is too frequent and too light. Frequent, shallow watering encourages shallow rooting, soil compaction, thatch accumulation, and weed seed germination. Ideally, turf should not be irrigated on a regular schedule but on one that is determined by need. An irrigation program cannot be developed to fit every location due to 1) dissimilar water holding capacities of different soil types found in Oklahoma, 2) weekly fluctuations in temperature, humidity, wind, and precipitation, and 3) the influence of management practices, such as mowing and fertilization on turfgrass...

Spring Lawn Care Tips for Do-It-Yourselfers

Mar 20, 2014

We know that there are some of you who like to get outside and take care of your own lawn, and that’s great! There is just something about the smell of fresh cut grass… Here at M&M we have several customers that use our services only while they are away on vacation, and we are glad to help keep those yards looking great during those short-term times. We are here to help! So, for you “do-it-yourselfers”, here are some tips to help get your lawn looking great! 1. Cleaning and Repairing Your Lawn in Spring One common problem...

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