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Pleasant Green Grass

Scott. Walker Phone: 919-357-8245

Owner Fax:

1433 Cole Mill Rd Website: www.pleasantgreengrass.com

Durham NC 27705 Email: pleasantgreengrass@homail.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: 

 
We take a holistic approach to lawn care. We prevent weed disease and insect problems by focusing on the health of the soil and grass by correcting improper growing conditions and using all natural products to add and stimulate life in the soil.

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

Focusting on correcting improper growing conditions and plant health so that the grass is able to fend off pest and disease without using synthetic pesticides. If more aggressive action is needed, only natural, biological products are used.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Pre-emergents are applied only when it's most effective. Pest control is applied only as needed.

How are pest problems identified?

A visual inspection with each regular visit is how we monitor pest problems. If we apply a control we visually inspect to see how things have improved on our next visit.

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

We use pre-emergentto help control weeds. We increase plant health and soil health to prevent disease and pest problems.

 

Do you use biological controls?

Beneficial nematodes, milky spores

 

Do you use borates?

No

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

No

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

Corn Gluten Meal, Beneficial Nematodes, Milky Spores

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

N/A

Does your company perform habitat modification?

No

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

We encourage customers to mow frequently and tall.

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

Granular and liquid all natural fertilizers. Corn gluten meal, Chicken manure.

 

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

termites N/A

cockroaches Diatomaceous Earth

fleas Diatomaceous Earth

carpenter ants Diatomaceous Earth

fire ants Spinosad

ants (indoor) Diatomaceous Earth

crabgrass Corn Gluten, Increase mowing height

dandelions Corn Gluten, Adjust pH

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Very effective. We don't have too many pest problems, hardly and disease. We have the hardest time controlling weeds.

References

Rich Caira- 919-481-9189, Morrisville, NC, r_caira@mindspring.com; Cathryn Jirlds- 919-361-5441, Durham, NC, cjirlds@fhi.org