Cool Season Organic Plant Care

Ticks are still feeding! Roots are still growing! Deer are still browsing! The coming winter does not slow down Mother Nature. Is your cool seasons organic plant care program complete? Fall Fertilization Taking the time to fertilize now will strengthen roots going into winter, giving plants a strong base on which to thrive next spring. As leaves fall and tree …

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Every Season is Tick Season

Ticks are still feeding! In fact they are most active from March to mid-May and from mid-August through November. Protect pets & family from ticks today, the organic way. Impervious to all but the most bitter cold, ticks take shelter in the leaf litter in gardens and woods. As long as it’s at least a little above freezing, they crawl out …

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Those little white spots are a BIG problem.

Eastern Hemlock can be found in many Long Island landscapes. It’s a generally hearty evergreen, providing privacy year-round. Unfortunately, just as common is a destructive, invasive pest called Woolly Adelgid that can kill the tree in as little as 4 years  .  What is Hemlock Woolly Adelgid? This invasive non-native pest spreads easily via the wind and through contact with …

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Gypsy Moth Infestation on the Rise Again

“After decades of very little Gypsy moth activity, we are seeing outbreaks again.” –Dan Gilrein, Extension Entomologist for Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County Protect your trees from this invasive pest with our organic solution. Since 2015, Long Island has been experiencing a resurgence of the invasive Gypsy moth population, leading to devastation of trees in residential and forest environments on a level not …

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Spring is Coming! Are You Prepared for Potential Plant Problems?

Plants are starting to wake up but so are the diseases and bugs that feed on them, not to mention ticks. Allow us to re-evaluate your needs with a free personalized inspection. Potential plant & pest problems for 2017: Ticks Our early spring treatment is essential to stop ticks before they lay eggs – each can lay 2,000-3,000. We can help …

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FREE Tick Tube Application Offer

Successfully treating for ticks means understanding their place in the ecosystem. Usher Plant Care offers a year-round, comprehensive tick control program that even addresses ticks’ main carriers: the mice in your backyard. Damminix Tick Tubes are an effective, ecologically responsible non-spray application. These tubes of treated cotton act like a flea bath for mice, coating them and their nests with …

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The Gypsy Moths are Coming (and They’re Hungry)

Does this photo look familiar? Last year the gypsy moth showed up in numbers we haven’t seen since ’88 and experts say we may have another heavy population in 2016. Don’t let your trees become worm chow, be prepared. 2015 was a tough year for white oak and other gypsy moth larvae favorites- Long Island saw a rash of localized …

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Spring Lawn Care – Beat the Weeds

Avoid using harmful chemicals to fight weeds in your lawn. Start your organic lawn program NOW to outcompete them naturally. We are dedicated to cultivating beautiful, healthy lawns. We take an organic approach to making your lawn lush, green and safe for kids & pets. Your custom lawn program is based on the specific turf and soil found at your property. …

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Protect Your Plants from Winter Burn

Winter Damage can be a serious problem for evergreen plants, especially in windy areas. Damage will usually appear as wilting, browning or bleaching on the leaves and can be a serious stress on the health of your plant. The most common form of winter damage is winter burn which results from warm sun and wind causing excessive transpiration or loss …

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