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Monday, October 19, 2009

Thinking about Christmas Lighting, Think Lawntech!

Lawntech Christmas Decor has been proudly serving our coverage area with custom Christmas Lighting for 14years. We take extreme pride in offering our customers the confidence which comes with being part of the National Franchise which is Christmas Decor Inc. CDI,Inc., is a National Franchise with over 400 franchises across America, affiliated with Ronald McDonald house charities, Christmas Decor is recognized as the foremost leader in custom lighting.
Lawntech takes pride in our installation projects and sees that each customer gets a professional lighting job with excellent service. This industry is known to have fly by night, quick to start up companies, which gives this business a bad name, Lawntech takes upon itself to try and keep Christmas lighting professional, courteous, and ethical.
What does Lawntech Christmas Decor offer our customers that the other fly by night companies can't?:

Customized Lighting
Insured and Bonded
Trained Installation Tech's
Courteous Staff
Safety trained and conscious
Uniformed installers
No undocumented workers
Outstanding Service call Program
Variety of Products
National Company Recognition
Ronald McDonald House Charities Donation
Competitive Prices
Proven Customer Satisfaction and History
Been in Business Since 1985
Best Products Made
Proud Member of the National Decorate a Soldiers House Program

Lawntech is looking forward to another wonderful year helping our area decorate for the holidays, We enjoy serving our community and providing the best product, service and enjoyable experience for our customers, please take the time to let Lawntech Christmas Decor give you a free estimate for lighting today, call our office staff @ 972-346-2696 for available times in your area.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Attack of the Killer Armyworms

"Armyworms are actually the caterpillar life stage of a moth. Their eggs masses which may contain several hundred new worms are deposited on or near plant foods. Each female may deposit several of these clusters. The caterpillar that hatches from the egg is only about one-eighth inch long, but when it is full grown, it reaches a length of about two inches. The caterpillars, usually feed at night and hide in plant litter just above the soil surface during the day. These moth larvae chew off the grass blades above the soil surface. If there is a major infestation, the grass is eaten to the soil level.
A frost may kill the larvae off, however inspection of areas where armyworms are likely to be found is advisable so that treatment can be applied before serious plant damage occurs and the larvae mature. Although the moths do no damage to plants, they will continue their life cycle and produce thousands of new worms."
Many do it yourself labels advocate only one application without much need for additional treatments, however the best course of action is to allow a trained technician or licensed applicator apply the appropriate chemical, to rid your yard of this seasonal pest, call Lawntech today. If you choose to try and fix the problem yourself and if the infestation is out of control (five or more per square yard) and chemical control becomes necessary, recommended insecticides containing chlorpyrifos, diazinon, Orthene, or Sevin should be applied. Please call Lawntech today @ 972-346-2696 for worry free applications done right.

Reference Cited: http://www.thegardenhelper.com/armyworm.html