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Garden Guy, Inc.

Sabrina Farber Phone: 281 208 4400

Owner Fax:

9639 Hillcroft Ave. No. 843 Website: www.garden-guy.com

Houston TX 77096 Email:  

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Full Service landscape design and installation company serving the needs of residential clients in Houston and the surrounding areas. Garden Guy also offers chemical-free, organic lawn and garden fertilization pest solutions. We value pets, children and the environment.

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

We believe careful and accurate diagnosis and a sound treatment plan eliminates the use of chemicals. We create healthy landscapes and lawns by encouraging nature to take over, not chemicals.

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Monthly or quarterly program

How are pest problems identified?

Clients let us know if there is a specific problem and because we are horticulturalists, we know when a disease or insect is causing damage.

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

Biological and organic pest control as well as natural fertilizers. Regular mowing and aeration are recommended as well.

Do you use biological controls?

Neem oil, diatomaceous earth, pyrethrin, beneficial microorganisms

Do you use borates?

Minimally and only after every other effort has failed.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Pyrethrins

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

None

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

DNR

Does your company perform habitat modification?

We install native-Texas plant species, enriching existing soil, use mulches and take soil samples.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Aeration, new sods and de-thatching.

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

Lady Bug brand, Garden Ville brand and Micro-Life brand

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

termites DNR

cockroaches DNR

fleas DNR

carpenter ants DNR

fire ants Diatomaceous earth and orange oil

ants (indoor) DNR

crabgrass Corn gluten, sea weed extract

dandelions DNR

other DNR

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Clients' satisfaction and achievement of plan for lawn or garden.

References

Dr. Rodney Kellems 713 661 7070; Mr. Darryl Hackfield 713 545 3361; Contact us for more.