You’ve probably seen your share of pest control trucks rolling up to commercial properties, claiming they can tame unwanted visitors by spraying your property. But there’ a wide gulf between spraying a lawn and caring for it properly to eradicate and prevent the harmful infestations that can sabotage your commercial lawn.
Let’s take a look at the difference.
The spray used during a typical lawn spray application is usually an insecticide used to control common pests like ants, fleas, ticks, and flying insects that breed in your lawn. Mosquitos, midges, sand flies, and similar pests are also common targets.
Proper lawn care, on the other hand, integrates an approach to controlling lawn-damaging pests within the context of maintaining a perennially healthy lawn. The most common targets of pest control within a proper lawn care framework include grubs, chinch bugs and mole crickets. Lawn care typically uses a combination of chemicals, plus other strategies aimed at reducing the likelihood of their propagation.
In most states, including Connecticut, pest control companies can be certified in two areas: one certification covers general household pests, the other covers lawn and ornamental pests. The latter requires more extensive training, additional certifications, and several types of insurance – along with the equipment needed to safely apply the products to your property.
Another distinguishing characteristic of proper lawn care is that it is a continuous process that begins with proper diagnosis and continues from season to season and year to year. That process could include everything from applying pre-and post-emergent herbicides and assessing environmental stresses to controlling lawn diseases and conducting seasonal soil tests.
A licensed technician must not only be able to identify the pest source of damage to lawns, trees, shrubs, plants, and palms, but also how to properly treat weeds and fungi and address nutritional deficiencies that can affect a tree’s crown, trunk and roots.
Like anything else in life, when it comes to proper care for your commercial lawn, you get what you pay for. If you’ve invested in making your commercial property look as beautiful as it should be, be sure to keep it protected from pests with proper lawn care from a licensed pro!
For commercial lawn care in Connecticut, trust the pros at Diamond Landscapes & Athletic Fields. We offer landscape solutions that range from planting bed installations and seasonal cleanups to pest control and flower rotations. To learn more, contact us today!