28September 11, 2013
Let me get you set up with a list of things that you should be doing at this time of the year. Mice will be looking for a place to call home during the next few months. In past columns, I have told you about a product called Mouse Magic. This product is made up of packets that you put around your home in places where mice will enter your home. You can place the packets inside the bulkhead, near pipes that come into the house, any pace where there are openings in the foundation etc. The packets will repel the mice. Each packet is effective for 30 to 45 days. If you replace the packets each month from now until roughly mid December, you will keep the mice from coming into your house.
Now is also the time to be placing Tick Tubes around your property. Many of you have done this in the spring to help to eliminate deer ticks in your yard. Now is the time to place the tubes in your yard to help to eliminate another generation of ticks. This should be done sooner rather than later in order to get the best control of deer ticks.
If you have pulled up plants in your vegetable garden, don’t let that space go to waste. There are many types of vegetables that you can plant now for a fall harvest. We have seeds available, in the store, for many types of vegetables that you can and should be planting now. Every fall, we get people coming into the store in late October and they want to plant or repair a lawn. For the best success in getting a lawn seeded in the fall, you should have the seed put down by the end of September. If you wait until October, you run the risk of the ground freezing before the seed has time to get established. Don’t wait to get the seed down. Do it by the end of the month.