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OrganicGrass.com

Jon Henry Gladwish Phone: 631-751-3640

Owner Fax:

1 Dale Road Website: www.organicgrass.com

Stony Brook NY 11790-1617 Email:

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

OrganicGrass.com serves the home owner who needs a lawn to be healthy and lush, but still safe for people and pets. We serve the North shore of Suffolk County, Long Island.


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

Look Before you Shoot! Shoot only rubber bullets! Fix the soil!

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Crabgrass is prevented with gluten in spring. Reseeding with endophyte enhance seed in august. Garlic extract before outdoor parties or weekends.

 

How are pest problems identified?

Grubs, Crabgrass & chinch bugs are sighted visually by me. The materials that I use will not harm predator populations.

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

Educate the home owner on proper cultural practices.

Do you use biological controls?

We use milky spore, nematodes & endophyte enhanced turf seed.

Do you use borates?

Did Not Respond (DNR)

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

DNR

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

Garlic barrier, grub guard, milky spore & caster oil.

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

Back Pack Sprayer. 50 LBs of milky spore, 12 Gallons of garlic and 2 Gallons of caster oil.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Yes. Aeration of the soil and removal of thatch to keep chinch bugs at bay.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

I've caught a few moles with my aerator. I lend out BB guns to clients to chase away foraging critters.

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

Pro Gro 5-4-3 water insoluble, greens and rack phosphate seaweed.

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

termites DNR

cockroaches DNR

fleas DNR

carpenter ants DNR

fire ants DNR

ants (indoor) DNR

crabgrass Corn gluten.

dandelions Corn gluten.

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

We evaluate our work with site checks.

References

Homer & Elizabeth Goldbery, 631-751-1588; Ken & Pat Paddock, 631-689-0125.