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Down-to-Earth Gardens, Inc.

Nancy Tom Phone:

President Fax:

3029 273rd Ave, NE Website: www.downtoearthgardens.com

Redmond WA 98053 Email:  

Service Categories: structural commercial school\

landscape residential golf course\

other:  

Drought-tolerant, low maintenence landscape design, installation and maintenance. Dry-stack stone walls, stone and paving stone patios. Flagstone pathways and small rockeries.

What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

The use of pest and environmental information in conjunction with available pest control technologies including monitoring, biological control, habitat manipulation of cultural practices and use of resistant varieties suited to site to prevent and control pest damage.

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Monitoring, pruning.

How are pest problems identified?

Visual inspection.

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

n/a

Do you use biological controls?

n/a

Do you use borates?

n/a

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

n/a

What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

n/a

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

n/a

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Grading, but nothing serious such as swamp draining. I add compost too.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Slug squashing/collecting, spraying aphids/mildew with water, pruning.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

Organic- Whitney Farms

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites n/a

cockroaches n/a

fleas n/a

carpenter ants Remove wood from side of house, call an expert.

fire ants n/a

ants (indoor) n/a

crabgrass Pull

dandelions Pull

other DNR

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Rarely have serious pest problems, but monitoring. If plant begins to fail, plant is replaced if compost/compost teas do not work.

References

Carolyn O'Donnell: 425 898 8919; Judy Pagnaita: 425 454 7629