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Nature's Lawn & Garden, Inc.

Stuart Franklin Phone: 716-681-7793

President Fax:

52 Sonwil Drive Website:

Buffalo NY 14225 Email: info@natureslawn.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

We provide lawn and tree care in the western New York state area. We also sell organic fertilizers and corn gluten meal in the northeast.


What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

Real integrated pest management (as applies to lawn & landscape) is creating healthy plants and soil first using organic fertilizers. Then using proper cultural practices. When problems arise, look to natural solutions first, especially biological or botanical products and use chemicals as a last resort (spot treating if possible).

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

We schedule natural weed and crabgrass prevention (using corn gluten meal) in early spring and late summer.

How are pest problems identified?

We usually inspect and keep records from year to year.

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

Soil improvement to create healthier plants. Corn gluten meal is used for weed prevention.

Do you use biological controls?

Parasitic nematodes are applied for grubs and sod web worm. Bt is also used on occasion.

Do you use borates?

No.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Momentum (2,4-D triclopyr), DyLox (trichlorfon), Merit (imidcloprid) and Acclaim (fenoxyprop).

What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

Same as above.

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

We spot treat weeds as needed for customers that request this service - it averages about 5% coverage of the total lawn.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

No.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Did Not Respond (DNR)

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

North Country Organics and Renaissance.

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites DNR

cockroaches DNR

fleas Parasitic nematodes, diatomaceous earth.

carpenter ants DNR

fire ants DNR

ants (indoor) DNR

crabgrass Corn gluten meal.

dandelions Corn gluten meal.
other
We will also offer spot chemical care.

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Very good.

References

Barb Pelosi, Amherst Library, 716-689-3295; Tim Goldbach, 716-648-3165.