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The ABCs of IPMCreate an environmentally friendly landscape by following the basics of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
  • Choose pest resistant plants.
  • Check plants regularly and trim off areas damaged, or pick off insects when possible.
  • Be tolerant. Low levels of pests will do minimal damage.
  • Use pesticides to 'spot treat' affected plants and lawn areas. Avoid blanket applications of pesticides or herbicides.
Photo of hand pulling a weed
Weeding by hand is an environmentally friendly, non-toxic weed control method.

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