Its Worth the Effort
I realize what Im suggesting is going to take more thinking on your part than just blindly following a series of steps according to the calendar. But this process of thinking before taking action, especially when it involves pesticides in your home environment, is well worth the effort and youll save yourself a lot of time by doing only the actions that will have an effect and benefit for you and your yard.
Amy Ivy is executive director with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton County.Office phone numbers: Clinton County 561-7450, Essex County 962-4810, Franklin County 483-7403. Visit http://ecgardening.cce.cornell.edu or email askMG@cornell.edu