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One of the most effective ways to control springtails is to dry out the infested area. Springtails require a high-moisture environment to breed and thrive, living mostly off of algaes that grow in moist conditions. They will either leave the infested area or die out. If there is an infestation that cannot be controlled by drying out the infested area, use an appropriately labeled insecticide with a residual time These will typically be a liquid concentrate form, a wet-able powder form, or a dust product. DO NOT APPLY UNTIL AREAS ARE DRY. If area will not dry naturally, use Corn Starch to soak-up any lingering moisture and otherwise 'steer' any rain water or irrigation away from area.
Also, if there is a noticed springtail infestation around the perimeter of the structure, use the insecticide to do a barrier treatment and apply corn starch to reduce or eliminate moisture. Caulk and seal all cracks and crevices and inspect potted plants before they are brought into the house.
I would talk to your local lawn and garden supply store (or mill and feed) - NOT a box store or hardware store. There are also selective grass control chemicals. YOu can research this by Googling using search string "Tall Fescue Control" - there are lots of articles by the USDA and individual state cooperative extension services.
There is a treatment called chlorsulfuron TFC (Tall Fescue Control) that will do this - it worked for me in western New York, but took 3 years to finish out all the tall fescue. It may now be limited to use by commercial applicators - pretty potent stuff. Can yellow bluegrass or make it phytosensitive, but our looked OK during treatment because the TFC was applied in the fall for best results, and our lawn was dormant till spring anyway.
Tall fescue can also be controlled by real short mowing, but only in areas where the bluegrass is dominant and really thrives so will eventually crowd out the trimmed fescue, but you may be too far north for that.
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They also did lawn care for me, and I was never impressed with their work. My lawn never ended up looking healthy and the end result was very disappointing. It just seems like the technicians that came out didn't have any attention to detail or real concern.”
This job took about five days with 2-3 people working full time. The yard was in horrible shape, and the guys did a great job in creating a new outdoor space. I would fully recommend them to anyone else. I collected three other bids, and this job was the cheapest. I have no doubt the quality of this job would have been just as good as the competitors. My only minor quibble to anyone who would consider something similar is to NOT have a fixed timeline in your mind. I wanted the job done within a couple of weeks after the purchase of the "big deal," but it was six weeks later that the job was finished. However, that was due to weather and the fact that this company seemed to have quite a few other jobs on the books before me. I was impressed that once the job did begin, the workers were there almost every day to get the job done, working right until sunset. My biggest peeve with contractors is when they juggle multiple jobs and you only see them sporadically. This was NOT the case with Pampas.
One last minor suggestion to them would be to clean up just a bit better. They left quite a bit of crumbled rock pieces & dust from the rebuilt stairs right in front of my door, but it was easy for me to sweep it up.
Also, I requested to see a sample of the brick before it was installed, but it seemed like that was going to delay the project further--it didn't seem like the contractors kept samples of pavers on their truck. I picked from a picture on the Internet, but I was very pleased with how similar the stone was to the picture.
The new wrought iron fence was installed beautifully and leveled, too. There were no differences between the bid and the final bill, and I was happy they accepted American Express.
Lastly, MAJOR KUDOS for thorough and effective communication with Marcio, the contractor. Our primary communication throughout the project was through text message, and he was VERY responsive. He came on site one day and I showed him a few things, which he addressed properly.
I've chosen many different contractors to work on various parts of my rehabbed house, and Pampas was the best I've worked with in the last two years.
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