July 2024 E-newsletter: Nova Scotia & Moncton



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Chinch Bug ControlChinch Bugs are a typical pest in maritime lawns and might trigger extreme harm if left undetected and untreated.

Chinch bugs are usually present in scorching sunny areas of a garden. They have an inclination to build up in sure dry areas which initially ends in localized lifeless patches. These lifeless areas are brown, irregular sunken patches, which might coalesce into a lot bigger lifeless areas, when left untreated. Injury usually turns into evident in July and August when temperatures get scorching and drought situations grow to be extra prevalent.

Since this pest requires scorching dry situations for optimum survival and copy, irrigation through the late spring and summer time is really helpful. The adults can stand up to water due to their protecting physique hairs however the nymphs could be broken by massive water droplets.

Focused insecticide purposes could be utilized to cut back populations to extra manageable ranges.


Watering TipsCorrect watering methods are important to an Ecology Pleasant Garden, and might scale back illness, bugs, weeds and even end in water financial savings.

Watering methods must be adjusted through the rising season to compensate for precipitation and prolonged intervals of drought. The quantity of water and the length of every watering must be adjusted in keeping with soil and grass sorts.

Elevating your chopping peak can even assist to retain moisture.

Apply 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water, as soon as per week (beneath regular situations) in early morning (vs. mid-day or night).

Keep away from watering within the afternoon as a result of a big share of the water is misplaced to evaporation. Keep away from night watering as a result of the garden will stay moist for 12 to fifteen hours, till the solar dries any the rest off the garden. This extended moist interval can improve possibilities of fungal illness.

Improve watering frequency throughout scorching intervals. To keep up a lush garden through the scorching intervals of the summer time, extra frequent watering is required.

Usually, one utility of water each 4 to five days is satisfactory. Sandy soils could require an utility of water each 3 to 4 days.


Pet DamageCanine urine may cause appreciable harm to all turf grass species. Injury brought on by canine urine could typically be confused with harm brought on by plant ailments that produce patch-like signs.

Signs of canine urine harm embody an space of necrotic tissue surrounded by a margin of a really wholesome, darkish inexperienced grass. Usually harm is most noticeable after snow cowl is faraway from an space that has been used repeatedly by canines.

The soluble salts contained in animal urine can kill turf grass when deposited in excessive focus in a single location. Usually extra extreme harm is observed when feminine canines have urinated in an space. Because of their squatting when urinating, they’re in all probability depositing a larger quantity of urine to at least one concentrated space than male canines that unfold out the urine when lifting their legs. Each female and male canines may cause this harm. The harm is most extreme on dry, infertile soil.

Making use of massive quantities of water to the world will assist in dispersing the salts and scale back the quantity of harm seen. Preserving garden at 2.5-3” in peak will assist scale back or masks the harm.


Controlled Release FertilizerManaged Launch Nitrogen (CRN) consists of uniform granules designed to launch nitrogen into the soil over an prolonged time-period.

The granular fertilizer consists of spherical, uniform sized particles for ease of dealing with, even distribution, and constant utility.

Managed launch nitrogen is encapsulated by a mixture of a number of layers of polymer. These layers work in tandem to manage the speed that water enters the granule, then controls the speed at which dissolved urea nitrogen leaves the granule. 

Adaptive nutrient supply is designed to launch plant vitamins at a price that’s appropriate with the requirement of the plant. It’s an environmentally pleasant product able to withstanding important rainfall occasions with out leaching. Warmth and water drive the discharge price of the contained vitamins.

Managed-release fertilizer ensures a constant nutrient supply as much as 120-days.


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