Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Sifi-Elite Follow Up Doorhanger

                                

(Information and notes are subject to change, because this is written specifically for this visit.)

This is a follow up treatment to prevent and/or control turf diseases that was previously identified in your yard.

If turf disease appears again (and it might), let us know ASAP as extra treatments will likely be needed. If symptoms do appear (spots of brown discolorations or thinning), they may do so too late for a timely response, so be diligent to follow the preventative measures bellow as best as you can.

This treatment was a liquid application that dried to the touch in 1 to 2 hrs. It is recommended to limit your exposure to the treated area for several days since no watering is required for activation.

Do not use any bagged grass clippings as mulch for any eatable vegetables or herbs. 

Watering Instructions: (Based on “Rotating” sprinklers 40 to 80 min = approx. 1/2" of water. Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “spray-head type” sprinklers, use rain gage to confirm exact amount)
No watering is required to activate this treatment.
CLICK HERE to see our watering guide to water correctly throughout the year. 

Preventative Meaesures: 
Avoid extended hours of leaf wetness of 12hrs or more as best as your can.

Avoid high levels of nitrogen -DO NOT apply any extra fertilizer on you own.

Avoid vigorous growth flushes - mow often enough to only cut ~1/3 of the grass length and use a bag. Also see mowing info below.

Improve airflow and soil drainage if you can.

Mowing Instructions: 
Raise mowing height as the temperatures increase. Bag your grass during muggy/humid conditions, favorable for disease (May-June), to avoid excessive clippings and the spread of possible turf disease; but do not use your clipping for gardening mulch. Cut no more than 1/3 of the actual grass length off per mowing. Avoid mowing when wet. 

Sifi-Elite: Turf Disease Control: This is a preventative program you sign up for. For those who want the best, here it is. Many lawn-lovers prefer this program as a means of ongoing prevention and/or some added insurance to help that their lawn always look its best, and they’re willing to pay for it. When done in combination with Grub/insect control it represents the very best service the professional lawn care industry has to offer, right up there with golf course quality.

Disease Cause & Effect: Turf disease (Pathogens) are always present in the soil everywhere. Everyone has them. Symptoms (turf damage) from these pathogens are triggered and appear only when the right conditions (soil temperature, humidity, moisture & nitrogen levels) are present for a sufficient amount of time. It’s worth noting, that if you’re seeking disease control because of repeated disease occurrences or outbreaks, its likely because the micro environment around your turf is promoting favorable condition for the disease to reproduce and thrive. For example: extended periods of leaf wetness of 12hrs or more or incorrect watering at the incorrect time or amount, soil compaction/poor drainage, limited air flow, high nitrogen at the wrong time, excessive thatch build-up. If any of these examples are present in your turf and not corrected or cannot be corrected, then only two options remain. Either, replace the turf with other plants suitable for that environment (converting to flowerbeds, ground covers or other hardscapes) or manage and control the inevitable disease with our SifiElite turf disease control applications.

 Disease Cure & Expectations: We carefully time these treatments during the typical time when turf diseases most commonly manifest their symptoms. A normal preventative treatment consists of an initial treatment then a follow-up treatment 28 days later as outline by most chemical labels. We also implement integrated pest management (IPM) practices by changing fungicide chemistries with different modes of action to prevent pathogen resistance. Fungicide treatments are very effective, however, repeat treatments may be necessary if conditions for disease persist. In the cases where prevention does not seem to last, we almost always find the above micro environmental conditions readily present, and therefore either the environment or the plant species need to change. Potential treatment success is assessed during an examination estimate prior to any treatment or plan of action by GreenMaster.  It’s also worth noting that simple drought/heat stress is commonly mistaken for turf disease.

Disclaimer: There may be other unseen or unknowable factors contributing (either now or in the future) to the declining condition of your lawn. It is impossible to eliminate all unknown factors that might result in treatment failure.

Disease Testing: Testing for disease pathogens at OSU turf diagnostic lab prior to treatment is recommended, however it can get expensive, and its very time sensitive and should be done ASAP. Infected turf samples should be dug up from the edge of the area where there is active disease (ex. from the edge of a patch).  The sample should encompass approximately half diseased and half healthy tissue.  Soil-laden ends of the sample should be wrapped in aluminum foil.  Samples could be placed in a plastic bag, but DO NOT seal the bag completely. The package should be sent using expedited mailing such as FedEx or UPS.  Hand-delivering the samples directly to the laboratory is also an option.  The quicker they get the sample, the faster they can diagnose the problem. Don’t want to do it yourself? GreenMaster can extract and deliver a sample same day for a fee of $75.00.   

OSU Turf Diagnostic Lab location: 127 NCR, Stillwater, OK 74078

Lab Phone: (405) 744-6830

Contact person(s): Nathan Walker Ph.D

Test Pricing: Residential $25/sample, Commercial $100/sample

Other Recourses: Dennis Martin (PhD) Turfgrass professors at OSU or Keith Reed our county extension specialist.

See what else we do at GreenMasterStillwater.com
Contact us at mail@greenmasterstillwater.com / (405) 707-0151

Monday, May 10, 2021

Sifi Doorhanger R4T3B

                              


   (Information and notes are subject to change, because this is written specifically for this visit.)

Today’s visit contains pre-emergent weed control (Liquid) & season-long fertilizer (Dry) for extended turf feeding of key nutrients. 

Some turf discoloration may occur, like a temporary sunburn, this is normal and turf color will recover with mowing of new growth.  

This spray dries to the touch in ~2hrs, but limit exposure until watered in and dried. Once watered in & dried, all normal outdoor activity can resume, including mowing. 

Your next official visit may be during turf dormancy, however, you have on-call weed insurance, so call the WEED HOTLINE (405) 707-3054 anytime to report weeds or lawn problems (no charge). 

You get 1 free Q/A consultation visit/yr, so use it. Call John (owner) if you have questions or issues and let’s fix it.

- To the extent that this treatment is activated correctly, will determine its effectiveness.

Watering Instructions: (Based on “Rotating” sprinklers 20 to 40 min = approx. ¼” of water. Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “mister-type” sprinklers, use rain gage to confirm exact amount)
To activate this treatment correctly:
WAIT ~24 to 48hrs. before watering to allow the weed killer to stick & kill weeds (2hr rain fast warranty).

THEN water-in to activate the fertilizer & pre-emergent, wait no longer than 10 days, the sooner the better.

For the best possible results, use gentle irrigation sprinklers 48hrs after treatment, NOT waiting on unpredictable rainfall which may wash it away or may not be the correct amount of water.

Activation requires a light watering of 1/4" of water per area with sprinklers. (See above calibration).

Regular watering thereafter. CLICKHERE to see our watering guide to water correctly throughout the year. 

Mowing Instructions: 
To activate this treatment correctly: Avoid mowing until after watering-in this treatment and soil dries. Always use a sharp blade. Avoid excessive clippings. Mow often enough to cut approx. 1/3 of the grass canopy off per mowing.

Lawn Treatment Disclaimer
If your lawn is in a weakened/unhealthy condition, treatments may temporarily stun/damage your grass.  A soil test should be taken to determine turf health.  If you see signs that your lawn is responding negatively to any treatment, please contact us ASAP so we can do a soil test and place your lawn on “Sensitive status” which means we will use different treatment methods until the problem is corrected.  



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Contact us at mail@greenmasterstillwater.com / (405) 707-0151

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Sifi Doorhanger R3T3F

                              


   (Information and notes are subject to change, because this is written specifically for this visit.)

Today’s visit contains pre-emergent weed control for the whole yard (Liquid) & season-long fertilizer (Dry) for extended turf feeding of key nutrients for warm-season grasses only (WSO). 

Some turf discoloration may occur, like a temporary sunburn, this is normal and turf color will recover with mowing of new growth.  

This spray dries to the touch in ~2hrs, but limit exposure until watered in and dried. Once watered in & dried, all normal outdoor activity can resume, including mowing. 

Your next official visit will be coming up this Fall, however, you have on-call weed insurance, so call the WEED HOTLINE (405) 707-3054 anytime to report weeds or lawn problems (no charge). 

You get 1 free Q/A consultation visit/yr, so use it. Call John (owner) if you have questions or issues and let’s fix it.

- To the extent that this treatment is activated correctly, will determine its effectiveness.

Watering Instructions: (Based on “Rotating” sprinklers 40 to 80 min = approx. 1/2" of water. Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “mister-type” sprinklers, use rain gage to confirm exact amount)
To activate this treatment correctly:
WAIT ~24 to 48hrs. before watering to allow the weed killer to stick & kill weeds (2hr rain fast warranty).

THEN water-in to activate the fertilizer & pre-emergent, wait no longer than 10 days, the sooner the better.

For the best possible results, use gentle irrigation sprinklers 48hrs after treatment, NOT waiting on unpredictable rainfall which may wash it away or may not be the correct amount of water.

Activation requires 1/2" of water per area with sprinklers. (See above calibration).

Regular watering thereafter. CLICK HERE to see our watering guide to water correctly throughout the year. 

Mowing Instructions: 
To activate this treatment correctly: Avoid mowing until after watering-in this treatment and soil dries. Always use a sharp blade. Avoid excessive clippings.  Mow often enough to ensure that only 1/3 of the grass canopy is removed. 

Lawn Treatment Disclaimer
If your lawn is in a weakened/unhealthy condition, treatments may temporarily stun/damage your grass.  A soil test should be taken to determine turf health.  If you see signs that your lawn is responding negatively to any treatment, please contact us ASAP so we can do a soil test and place your lawn on “Sensitive status” which means we will use different treatment methods until the problem is corrected.  



See what else we do at GreenMasterStillwater.comContact us at mail@greenmasterstillwater.com / (405) 707-0151

Friday, April 30, 2021

Sifi-Elite Doorhanger

                               

(Information and notes are subject to change, because this is written specifically for this visit.)

To prevent and/or control turf diseases that was previously identified in your yard.

If turf disease appears again (and it might), let us know ASAP as extra treatments will likely be needed. If symptoms do appear (spots of brown discolorations or thinning), they may do so too late for a timely response, so be diligent to follow the preventative measures bellow as best as you can.

This treatment was a liquid application that dried to the touch in 1 to 2 hrs. It is recommended to limit your exposure to the treated area for several days since no watering is required for activation.

Do not use any bagged grass clippings as mulch for any eatable vegetables or herbs. 

Watering Instructions: (Based on “Rotating” sprinklers 40 to 80 min = approx. 1/2" of water. Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “spray-head type” sprinklers, use rain gage to confirm exact amount)
No watering is required to activate this treatment.
CLICK HERE to see our watering guide to water correctly throughout the year. 

Preventative Meaesures: 
Avoid extended hours of leaf wetness of 12hrs or more as best as your can.

Avoid high levels of nitrogen -DO NOT apply any extra fertilizer on you own.

Avoid vigorous growth flushes - mow often enough to only cut ~1/3 of the grass length and use a bag. Also see mowing info below.

Improve airflow and soil drainage if you can.

Mowing Instructions: 
Raise mowing height as the temperatures increase. Bag your grass during muggy/humid conditions, favorable for disease (May-June), to avoid excessive clippings and the spread of possible turf disease; but do not use your clipping for gardening mulch. Cut no more than 1/3 of the actual grass length off per mowing. Avoid mowing when wet. 

Sifi-Elite: Turf Disease Control: This is a preventative program you sign up for. For those who want the best, here it is. Many lawn-lovers prefer this program as a means of ongoing prevention and/or some added insurance to help that their lawn always look its best, and they’re willing to pay for it. When done in combination with Grub/insect control it represents the very best service the professional lawn care industry has to offer, right up there with golf course quality.

Disease Cause & Effect: Turf disease (Pathogens) are always present in the soil everywhere. Everyone has them. Symptoms (turf damage) from these pathogens are triggered and appear only when the right conditions (soil temperature, humidity, moisture & nitrogen levels) are present for a sufficient amount of time. It’s worth noting, that if you’re seeking disease control because of repeated disease occurrences or outbreaks, its likely because the micro environment around your turf is promoting favorable condition for the disease to reproduce and thrive. For example: extended periods of leaf wetness of 12hrs or more or incorrect watering at the incorrect time or amount, soil compaction/poor drainage, limited air flow, high nitrogen at the wrong time, excessive thatch build-up. If any of these examples are present in your turf and not corrected or cannot be corrected, then only two options remain. Either, replace the turf with other plants suitable for that environment (converting to flowerbeds, ground covers or other hardscapes) or manage and control the inevitable disease with our SifiElite turf disease control applications.

 Disease Cure & Expectations: We carefully time these treatments during the typical time when turf diseases most commonly manifest their symptoms. A normal preventative treatment consists of an initial treatment then a follow-up treatment 28 days later as outline by most chemical labels. We also implement integrated pest management (IPM) practices by changing fungicide chemistries with different modes of action to prevent pathogen resistance. Fungicide treatments are very effective, however, repeat treatments may be necessary if conditions for disease persist. In the cases where prevention does not seem to last, we almost always find the above micro environmental conditions readily present, and therefore either the environment or the plant species need to change. Potential treatment success is assessed during an examination estimate prior to any treatment or plan of action by GreenMaster.  It’s also worth noting that simple drought/heat stress is commonly mistaken for turf disease.

Disclaimer: There may be other unseen or unknowable factors contributing (either now or in the future) to the declining condition of your lawn. It is impossible to eliminate all unknown factors that might result in treatment failure.

Disease Testing: Testing for disease pathogens at OSU turf diagnostic lab prior to treatment is recommended, however it can get expensive, and its very time sensitive and should be done ASAP. Infected turf samples should be dug up from the edge of the area where there is active disease (ex. from the edge of a patch).  The sample should encompass approximately half diseased and half healthy tissue.  Soil-laden ends of the sample should be wrapped in aluminum foil.  Samples could be placed in a plastic bag, but DO NOT seal the bag completely. The package should be sent using expedited mailing such as FedEx or UPS.  Hand-delivering the samples directly to the laboratory is also an option.  The quicker they get the sample, the faster they can diagnose the problem. Don’t want to do it yourself? GreenMaster can extract and deliver a sample same day for a fee of $75.00.   

OSU Turf Diagnostic Lab location: 127 NCR, Stillwater, OK 74078

Lab Phone: (405) 744-6830

Contact person(s): Nathan Walker Ph.D

Test Pricing: Residential $25/sample, Commercial $100/sample

Other Recourses: Dennis Martin (PhD) Turfgrass professors at OSU or Keith Reed our county extension specialist.

See what else we do at GreenMasterStillwater.com
Contact us at mail@greenmasterstillwater.com / (405) 707-0151

Spring Soil Treatment Doorhanger

                              

Today We Applied Your Spring Soil Treatment.
(Information and notes are subject to change, because this is written specifically for this visit.)

This treatment, as outlined in your approved action plan, supplies key nutrients previously found deficient in your latest soil test.

This adjustment will help your lawn's soil fertility and overall health to respond better to our normal lawn treatment program.

- To the extent that this treatment is activated correctly, will determine its effectiveness.

Watering Instructions: (Based on “Rotating” sprinklers 40 to 80 min = approx. 1/2" of water. Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “spray-head type” sprinklers, use rain gage to confirm exact amount)
To activate this treatment correctly:
- Water immediately or ASAP anytime within 24hrs to activate this treatment. (there is no time limitation before watering, the sooner the better)

For the best possible results, use gentle irrigation sprinklers after treatment, NOT waiting on unpredictable rainfall which may wash it away or may not be the correct amount of water.

Activation requires 1/2" of water per area with sprinklers. (See above calibration).

CLICK HERE to see our watering guide to water correctly throughout the year. 

Mowing Instructions: 
To activate this treatment correctly: Avoid mowing until after watering-in this treatment and soil dries, or 10 days if aerated.

See what else we do at GreenMasterStillwater.com
Contact us at mail@greenmasterstillwater.com / (405) 707-0151

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Sifi-G Doorhanger

                              


   (Information and notes are subject to change, because this is written specifically for this visit.)

This liquid treatment will control Grubs, and other lawn damaging insects, (and the critters that feed on them like Moles & Armadillos) for up to 6 months when watered correctly. It covers both the egg hatching cycle in the Spring to the egg laying cycle in the Fall.

This spray dried to the touch in ~1 to 2 hours and exposure should be avoided until it has been watered-in and dried. Once it's watered-in & dried, all normal outdoor activities can resume.

Moles/Armadillos: It should be known that Grub control does not also mean Mole control. However, the control of these insects should deter them (Moles, Armadillos) from digging up your lawn to feed on them. Although this treatment is effective at deterring Moles with prolonged use, in some cases, where Mole populations is high, it may be necessary to target them directly with Mole Bait Treatments for more immediate control.

- To the extent that this treatment is activated correctly, will determine its effectiveness.

Watering Instructions: (Based on “Rotating” sprinklers 40 to 80 min = approx. 1/2" of water. Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “spray-head type” sprinklers, use rain gage to confirm exact amount)
To activate this treatment correctly:
Water immediately or ASAP anytime within 24hrs to activate this treatment (there is no time limit before watering, the sooner the better).

For the best possible results, use gentle irrigation sprinklers after treatment, NOT waiting on unpredictable rainfall which may wash it away or may not be the correct amount of water.

Activation requires 1/2" of water per area with sprinklers. (See above calibration).

CLICK HERE to see our watering guide to water correctly throughout the year. 

Mowing Instructions: 
To activate this treatment correctly: Avoid mowing until after watering-in this treatment and soil dries. 

Insects controlled by this treatment include: 
Armyworms
Cutworms
Sod Webworms
*White Grubs (10 Species, including the May/June beetle)
European Crane Fly
Billbugs
Annual bluegrass weevil
Spittlebugs
Chinch bugs 




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Monday, April 12, 2021

Sifi Doorhanger R3T3A

                              


   (Information and notes are subject to change, because this is written specifically for this visit.)

Today’s visit contains pre-emergent weed control (Liquid) & a Spring fertilizer (Dry) for a quick healthy green up of your lawn. 

Results may be slower (up to 1 month) in cooler temperatures below 65°.

This spray dries to the touch in ~2hrs, but limit exposure until watered in and dried. Once watered in & dried, all normal outdoor activity can resume, including mowing. 

Your next official visit will be in May, however, you have on-call weed insurance, so call the WEED HOTLINE (405) 707-3054 anytime to report weeds or lawn problems (no charge). 

You get 1 free Q/A consultation visit/yr, so use it. Call John (owner) if you have questions or issues and let’s fix it.

- To the extent that this treatment is activated correctly, will determine its effectiveness.

Watering Instructions: (Based on “Rotating” sprinklers 40 to 80 min = approx. 1/2" of water. Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “spray-head type” sprinklers, use rain gage to confirm exact amount)
To activate this treatment correctly:
WAIT ~24hrs. before watering to allow the weed killer to stick & kill weeds (2hr rain fast warranty).

THEN water-in to activate the fertilizer & pre-emergent, wait no longer than 10 days, the sooner the better.

For the best possible results, use gentle irrigation sprinklers 24hrs after treatment, NOT waiting on unpredictable rainfall which may wash it away or may not be the correct amount of water.

Activation requires 1/2" of water per area with sprinklers. (See above calibration).

Minimal watering thereafter. CLICK HERE to see our watering guide to water correctly throughout the year. 

Mowing Instructions: 
To activate this treatment correctly: Avoid mowing until after watering-in this treatment and soil dries. Any lawn scalping beyond this point may compromise this treatment - do not scalp. 

Lawn Treatment Disclaimer
If your lawn is in a weakened/unhealthy condition, treatments may temporarily stun/damage your grass.  A soil test should be taken to determine turf health.  If you see signs that your lawn is responding negatively to any treatment, please contact us ASAP so we can do a soil test and place your lawn on “Sensitive status” which means we will use different treatment methods until the problem is corrected.  



See what else we do at GreenMasterStillwater.com
Contact us at mail@greenmasterstillwater.com / (405) 707-0151