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Fall Clean-up
11th of October 2014
Preparing for winter seasons is important to maintaining a healthy lawn for the upcoming summer seasons. There are many things you can do to prepare your lawn for harsh winter weather. Many lawns develop thatch over the course of a summer. This leads to a dense, compacted layer that can then keep water, air, and nutrients from reaching your lawns root system and cause thinness and bald spots to show up the following year. A combination of aeration and over seeding will help alleviate that. Every fall we rake leaves off these beds which deprives plants of the nutrients that decomposing leaves would traditionally release. In addition to preparing your lawn, trees and shrubs for harsh weather we remove all unwanted waste and damage, sticks and leaves to be ready for the next season ahead!
A few tips for Spring 2014
10th of March 2014
Spring (March-May)
 
Trees and Shrubs:
  • Prune trees as necessary
  • Shape, thin, raise the undercarriage, and clear out dead, damaged and infected branches
  • Prune rose bushes
  • Fertilize trees and shrubs as needed
  • Spring Oil Spray
  • Inspect for insects and diseases (this is the time of year to be active)
  • Check early for signs of damage
  • Treat promptly and as necessary
  • Apply fresh mulch around trees and shrubs
 
Lawns:
  • Apply pre-emergent weed control over entire lawn
  • Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
  • Fertilize lightly
  • Inspect for insects and diseases (this is the time of year they begin to be active) check early for signs of damage
  • Look for abnormalities in the lawn
  • Treat as necessary
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Mow, trim, and edge lawn areas as needed
  • Water when needed. Both drought and over watering can create serious problems
 
Softscapes (Planted Beds):
  • Remove weeds, debris, etc. from planting areas
  • Apply pre-emergent weed control
  • Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
  • Inspect for insects and disease
  • Look for abnormalities in plants
  • Treat promptly and as necessary
  • After last frost begin spring flower installation of annuals, perennials, herbs, etc. Conditions for establishment become ideal as temperatures rise and rain falls (Usually around May 15th or later)
  • Apply fresh mulch to the beds
  • Routine Maintenance -Dead head flowers, weed, and fertilize as necessary
 
Hardscapes (Water Features, Irrigation, Outdoor Lighting, Driveways, Patios, and Walks):
  • Water Features
  • Remove debris
  • Fill, treat, and open as necessary after May 1st -Irrigation Systems
  • Turn on and inspect after May 1st.
  • Test to make sure it is in good working condition
  • Fix any problems
 
Outdoor Lighting:
  • Reset automatic timers on outdoors lighting when Daylight Savings Time begins
  • Check outdoor lighting fixtures for damage, replacing bulbs as necessary
 
Driveways, Patios, and Walks:
  • Inspect for and fix any uneven surfaces
 
Additional:
  • Spring clean up
  • Test soil; take measures to adjust pH if necessary
  • Finalize design and installation plans for this year's landscaping projects.
 
Snow Removal
25th of October 2013
Winter always creeps up on us so right now is the time to think snow and start planning for winter! Belbot Services is a full service snow and ice removal company. We’re happy to serve any customer with residential, commercial and industrial properties. Contact us today for a free estimate!
Safe Storage
28th of September 2013
Preparation and oversight are vital when storing a pesticide. Science Society of America's ongoing series on pesticide stewardship:
LAWRENCE, Kansas – A landscaping and irrigation company was recently fined for storing pesticides in the same area as combustible materials – a decision that could have led to an explosion and fire.
“Improper pesticide storage can expose both individuals and the environment to unintended harm,” said Fred Whitford, Ph.D., coordinator of the Purdue Pesticide Program, Purdue University. “A properly designed storage area and regular inspections are well worth the time and investment.”
Always follow government regulations and label requirements when storing pesticides. In the absence of more specific laws and label directions, here are some core principles:
  1. Location. A separate building is preferred – away from people, animals and sensitive areas. If a separate building is not possible, specify one area on the ground floor for pesticide storage. Select a location that is not prone to flooding and not on the upslope from water sources that could be affected by a spill or leak.
  2. Security. Keep the building, storage area or cabinet locked, and limit access to properly trained individuals. Post required signs – at minimum, “Pesticides – Keep Out” and “No Smoking Allowed.”
  3. Environment. The storage area must be well-lit, adequately ventilated and dry. The temperature range for liquid pesticides is usually 40° to 100°F, but there are many exceptions. The Storage and Disposal section of the label will provide important information about storage temperatures. Pesticides should always be stored off the floor, with liquid and “Danger – Poison” formulations on the lowest shelves and with large bags on pallets.
  4. Isolation. Do not keep food, feed, seed, personal protective equipment (PPE) or anything other than a pesticide in the pesticide storage facility. Seal any floor drains; in some cases, removable caps can be used when sealing drains is impractical.
  5. Containers. Pesticides must be stored tightly closed in their original container. Consider putting a tray under liquid pesticides that can provide containment. A pesticide in a leaking container must be transferred promptly to a new container and affixed with the original label or with key identifying information. If the label becomes illegible for any reason, obtain a replacement label immediately from the dealer, retailer or manufacturer. Mark containers with the date of purchase, and use older inventory first.
  6. Inspection. Check regularly for any problems with the facility, product containers or labels, and take all necessary steps to correct them promptly. Maintain a storage inspection log. “Astute inventory awareness can prevent over-purchase, lengthy storage, container deterioration and the need to locate suitable disposal sites,” Whitford said. Purchase only product quantities that you plan to use in a 12-month period.
  7. Protection. Have personal protective equipment, a first aid kit, an eyewash dispenser, soap and clean water immediately accessible to workers and emergency personnel, but protected from possible pesticide contamination.
  8. Preparedness. Maintain an up-to-date inventory, material safety data sheets and emergency phone numbers — all essential in the event of a fire, flood, spill or leak. A fire extinguisher approved for all types of fires must be easily accessible and inspected annually. A spill cleanup kit, absorbent material and written procedures must be readily available to control, contain and clean up a spill. The floor, shelves and pallets must be nonporous and easy to clean.
  9. Assistance. Numerous resources exist to assist you in proper storage of pesticides. Your Cooperative Extension Service, state Pesticide Safety Education Program, and state regulatory agency can help. Use one of the various pesticide storage checklists that have been developed to help you review basic needs.
“Exact pesticide storage requirements will depend on government regulations, pesticide labels, climate and other factors,” Whitford said. “Be diligent, seek advice and never cut corners, regardless of how little or how much pesticide you will store.”