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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Tick Tubes: Enlisting Field Mice in the Battle for Tick Control

Usher Plant Care’s Tick Control Program helps to protect your pets and family against ticks and tick-borne diseases. We employ both organic  Damminix tick tubes and cedar oil sprays for an effective and ecologically sound approach. Damminix Tick Tubes are not a spray but rather an environmentally responsible treatment that effectively gets to the root of the problem without harming other life forms …

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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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Fall is Here, Time to Fertilize.

Why now? Taking the time to fertilize in the fall will strengthen roots going into winter, giving plants a strong base on which to thrive next spring. Now is the last chance to fertilize before the ground freezes. As the leaves begin to fall and the tops of the trees slow down, the underground parts become active to prepare for next …

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They’re Not Chigger Bites, They’re Tick Bites

Long Island’s New Tick Threat Bugs don’t really bug me much but ticks are icky. They spread Lyme disease. And BMD. And now it appears they might interfere with my ability to enjoy a hamburger. Actually, I can no longer come in contact with any mammal-derived product because of a new tick-borne disease on the rise. Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, or Alpha-Gal for …

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Beat the Weeds: the Organic Plan

The ideal time-window for planting grass seed is coming to a close over the next 4 weeks. Renovate TODAY! Weeds and crabgrass germinate in the spring. They take root in bare soil, the spots in your lawn where healthy grass isn’t growing. The only way to beat these invasive scabs is to seed new, strong grass now. Time is running …

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Patchy Lawn? Time to Renovate, Organically

Early fall is the perfect timing for lawn renovation as it will organically outcompete weed seeds and crab grass which germinate in spring. Core aeration and slice seeding is recommended when your lawn is thin, has bare areas, or to introduce new grass varieties to an old worn-out lawn. The introduction of superior turf grasses and organic practices will help …

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