The Best Lawn Care in Southern New Brunswick — Grass Catchers Eco Care
When it comes to finding the best approaches to lawn care in Saint John, trusting the experts at Grass Catchers Eco Care means you not only get the right treatments for the right results, you learn what makes your lawn healthier and greener from the inside out.
It’s our commitment to you — to be your partner in making your yard the most beautiful one on the block, providing you with education and insight, and improving the environment of the Southern New Brunswick area. Lawn care isn’t just about mowing and watering — it’s about identifying pests and keeping them under control.
So what’s the best way to get that gorgeous green lawn — and keep it that way? Let’s break it down by helping you understand some of the most common pest problems, and how we help you solve them.
Here They Grow Again
Not many people think of weeds as pests, but they are. By nature, many weeds are an invasive species (or act like one), wanting to drag your grass down while they take over. However, once we apply eco-friendly, low-toxicity pest control products — including fertilizer, high concentration lime, and micronutrients — to suppress both weeds and insects, weeds simply can’t hang on to your healthy grass.
Then, when you do your part to ensure your lawn is watered at the intervals we suggest, and maintained and the right mowing height, your grass will retain strong fertility, and balanced PH. That means it will be strong enough to run defense and choke out weeds before they start.
Don’t Bug Me
Just as important as weed control are controlling those much more obvious pests — bugs. Here are some of the most common little instigators of lawn damage that you’ll find in Southern New Brunswick — the ones that most often need professional pest control intervention.
- Chinch —Because of climate change, there has been a more recent influx of chinch bugs. Many of our customers ask us “how do I look for chinch on my lawn?” which is understandable, because unless you know what to look for, you might just think your lawn has some dry spots. Check out this video from our founder, Annette, to see how quickly and easily you can identify whether you have chinch.
- Grubs — These critters are as gross as they sound. They are the larvae of the European chafer, and they love nothing more than to feed on the roots of your grass. Not only does their munching damage your lawn, when left unchecked, grub infestations cause patches of thinning turf, which will increase in size over time. You can even end up with an infestation of their adult counterparts. (Yuck!)
- Leather jackets — Though less common than grubs as the cause for pest control needs in the Saint John area, leather jackets (named for their leathery-looking exterior) are the larvae of the European crane fly. Like grubs, they feed on the roots of your grass, but they also attract animals and birds that may tear up your lawn to locate their lunch.
- Sod webworms — While grubs and leather jackets are the enemies of your lawn’s roots, sod webworms are the number one nemesis of the tops of green grass. They’re mostly active in the summer, which can give you the false impression that the brown grass you see is just from the heat.
Help! I Don’t Know Where to Start
If all of these bugs and weeds sound like too much to worry about, give us a call to book your services and set up spot treatments. Not only can we step in before these pests can increase in number and their damage spreads, we’ll show you what to look for and what to do in between our visits.
When you add insect monitoring and spot control to your lawn care maintenance services, we will fully inspect your lawn for the presence of chinch and other surface insect invasions, and we’ll apply spot control as needed. These treatments address grubs, chinch bugs, European crane flies, sod webworms, and European chafers.
Plus, the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) system we provide blends techniques to prevent pests from making their home in your lawn, and over time, will also help minimize weeds naturally. IPM is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on continuous prevention of pests (and their damage) through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties.
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About Grass Catchers Eco Care
Grass Catchers Eco Care is New Brunswick’s Experts in Eco-Friendly Lawn Care Services. We provide grass fertilization, spot pest control, weed control, aeration, and much more. With our green lawn care services we provide a more natural approach to lawn maintenance. Discover our Lawn Care Services and additional Lawn Care Resources.
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