Yikes, it’s Mites on my Roses!

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Mites……little microscopic critters which serve no purpose whatsoever, other than to cause landscapers, turf managers, and homeowners to despair. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a big increase in mite damage to bermudagrass lawns from the Bermudagrass Stunt Mite. This nasty little critter is over-populating lawns in Oklahoma and causing what looks like drought… Read more »

Dormant Oil Treatments Now Prevents Insect Damage Later

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Now is the perfect time to combat certain insect pests that can damage trees and shrubs later on in the season, with the application of a dormant oil treatment. Most commercially available horticultural or dormant oils  are refined from petroleum oil with the impurities filtered out. This is then combined with an emulsifying agent that allows… Read more »

Bermudagrass Mites Out Again in Some Neighborhoods

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Bermudagrass Mite damage on a lawn. Bermudagrass Mites are becoming an ever-increasing problem in Oklahoma lawns. I’ve been caring for lawns for over 30 years in Oklahoma, and until a few years ago, mites were not that big of an issue. We don’t really know why they are increasing, but the changing weather patterns with… Read more »