Monthly Archives: June 2014
As a business owner and a longtime observer of the pest control and lawn care industry I have seen dramatic changes over the years, but none more dramatic than the change brought on by the door to door pest control revival, especially here in Utah.  I know the subject is a little controversial but I […]
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In Utah, male and female Hobo Spiders mature to adulthood from June to September and are actively seeking to mate.   This is the time of year when Hobo’s are most frequently encountered.  The females will start laying eggs sometime around mid September. Along with Hobo Spiders, many spiders are more active at this time of […]
Even though the soil in Utah is rich with iron, trees all across the state are suffering from an Iron deficiency, or Iron Chlorosis Disease. Plants with this iron disease will develop weak yellow leaves that scorch in the summer heat and drop too early.  Without treatment the problem will progress to the point where […]
Lawns in Utah require 1 to 2 inches of water per week WATERING IN 70 TO 80 DEGREE WEATHER Water 2 to 3 times per week Set watering time to achieve 1/2 inch of water per station per day For fan style pop up spray heads, like the one pictured above, average time is 15 to […]
Tip 1:  Use the seasonal adjustment setting on your timer. The seasonal adjustment setting is the easiest way to adjust watering time as the weather gets hotter and cooler.  Set your station watering times to correspond with 75° weather. As it gets hotter increase the seasonal percentage to 120 or 130%.  As it gets colder set it to 70 […]
We wish we could simply tell you how long to water per day to achieve a green lawn but systems vary too much.  Here is the best way to determine watering time per station Set out flat-bottomed containers at various locations on the lawn, both in the healthy areas as well as in the brown […]