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Disease control is an important part of home lawn care. Diseases, insects, and weeds are all pests of home lawns. Chemical controls are available but may not be necessary. If you follow proper management recommendations, you will have a healthy, vigorous turfgrass capable of withstanding most pest problems.

High nitrogen and/or low potassium levels, high pH in warm-season grasses, poor drainage, and wet conditions contribute to disease. However, there are always exceptions. For help identifying and controlling specific disease issues, contact your county Extension office.

Download the Home Lawns: Disease Control IPM Guide, IPM-1292.

IPM guides for other crops as well as a general IPM overview, safety recommendations and directions for submitting samples can be found in the Integrated Pest Management Guides.

 

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Controlling weeds in the home lawn is not simple, automatic, or easy. Each home lawn is unique because of the differences in lawn grasses, soil types, ornamental plants, and weed problems. Different levels of management will be used in maintaining the lawn. All of these factors must be considered when attempting to control weeds. Consider an integrated plan for controlling pests.

Download the Home Lawns: Chemical Control IPM Guide, IPM-0590.

IPM guides for other crops as well as a general IPM overview, safety recommendations and directions for submitting samples can be found in the Integrated Pest Management Guides.

 

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Extension Communications and Marketing at 334-844-5696 or extcomm@aces.edu.

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*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.

AKA: Pycnanthemum

This perennial plant grows 3 feet tall and branches frequently, often with a bushy appearance. Blooms in the summer to early fall. Each cluster is surrounded by leafy bracts that appear white.

 

Read more about Flowers for Beneficial Insects.

Download a printable PDF of the Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.

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