DIY Yards and Health

DIY Yards and Health
Helping the Do It Yourself home owner in making themselves and surroundings healthy

Monday, May 13, 2013

Time for fruit tree spray


It is a tough year to be exact but even with those terrible winds in the Treasure Valley it looked like petal drop was ten days ago which brings us to about the time to start the spray schedule for fruit trees.

If you have any questions
(existing clients we've done past work for only please)
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Tree Well

A trees number one enemy is that lawn mower or line trimmer damaging the cambium layer just below the bark. This is the area that carries nutrients and water. The second enemy is the grass growing around the roots competing for water and nutrients.
Simple solution is to use Glyphosate
(Round-up type product) to create a tree well -  simply spray it and let it die back (you can use the line trimmer to get rid of the dry dead grass look and get down to the thatch brown look)

Idea for Wasp Traps

A new thing I'm doing for Wasp control customers this year that I thought I'd share the do it yourselfer is using Paper Lanterns over those ugly looking Wasp Trap bottles and bags.

I looks more attractive and the Wasp naturally want to use it.
I do use darker colors like black because they also gravitate to heat.

If you want me to do it for you I include it in my $39 service 3x a year.