Turf treatment, including chemical application, set for Fri, Oct 22

BrightView reports they are planning our 4th round of turf treatment, including fertilizer and other chemicals, for Friday, October 22.

If you have areas of your lawn you do not want fertilized or sprayed, you can place lawn flags to mark areas that are off-limits. If you need flags, you can pick them up from a container on the front porch of 9246 Muirkirk Dr.

For areas that are sprayed and fertilized, homeowners with pets or children are advised to keep them off the lawn for at least 24 hours after the chemicals are applied.

More trimming / pruning this week, plus second armyworm treatment

BrightView has advised there are two special landscaping efforts coming this week:

  • Additional shrub and plant pruning and trimming is set for Wed, Sep 29. Pruning will follow plans established in early 2021 by resident requests. If you have changed your mind or want to protect specific plants from pruning or trimming, please flag them with ribbons (usually orange or red).
  • A second armyworm insecticide treatment is planned for Fri, Oct 1. Pets and children should remain off lawns for 24 hours after application. This is the second and final planned application.

Questions about landscaping matters? You can temporarily direct questions to weybridgepresident@gmail.com.

Next round of trimming and pruning starts this week

Brightview will be in Weybridge this week to start the final round of pruning and trimming for the season.

Brightview describes their service like this:

This consists of more tip pruning, touching up stray branches that may have been missed in the first round or others that have already grown since then. This round is to get things in good shape for the fall.

If you have any shrubs or other plants you do NOT want to be pruned, apply flags to them as soon as possible. Otherwise the crews are instructed to follow the pruning plan developed earlier this year, using input from the annual landscaping survey sent to all residents.

ALERT: Armyworm insecticide treatment in Weybridge on Thu, 9/9

BrightView will be in Weybridge on Thursday, September 9 to apply an insecticide on our lawns to kill any armyworms present and hopefully prevent any additional armyworm damage.

The insecticide is called “Wisdom” (active ingredient: Bifenthrin) and it will be applied to all lawns, whether they are currently affected by armyworms or not. Please keep pets off lawns in Weybridge for 24 hours after the application on Thursday.

Here’s some retail information on Wisdom available online.

This photo of turf damage caused by fall armyworms comes from the U.S. Golf Association.

You can learn more about armyworms from these recent articles:

Fall armyworms march across Ohio, causing damage to crops and grass
Tiny, crawling troops are making their way across Ohio, eating turfgrass and crops and leaving a trail of dead plants in their wake.
Columbus Dispatch – Sep 1, 2021

‘Unprecedented’ outbreak of armyworms are destroying lawns across the US, often overnight
USA Today – Sep 1, 2021

Questions about Weybridge lawn and landscaping services? Contact our landscape chair Lisa Henry at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com.

Armyworms threatening Weybridge lawns, treatment coming soon

Our neighbors to the west and our BrightView team has raised the alarm about armyworms appearing in our immediate area, destroying lawns virtually overnight. Here’s a note from our BrightView team:

Armyworms are establishing a strong presence in the Dublin area. I was out in your neighborhood and saw a few spots that may be affected already. I found armyworms in Weybridge West so I wanted to alert you of the possibility of them affecting your neighborhood as well. We can treat and kill them and the sooner we react the better. Once they have killed areas in the turf, that area will have to be aerated and seeded.

BrightView took this picture in Weybridge West this past week. Armyworms eat grass and other vegetation and leave it for dead.
This photo of turf damage caused by fall armyworms comes from the U.S. Golf Association.

The Weybridge Board is working to authorize a treatment for armyworms as soon as possible, for a minor additional expense that will not increase dues or create any additional fees for residents.

You can learn more about armyworms from these recent articles:

Fall armyworms march across Ohio, causing damage to crops and grass
Tiny, crawling troops are making their way across Ohio, eating turfgrass and crops and leaving a trail of dead plants in their wake.
Columbus Dispatch – Sep 1, 2021

‘Unprecedented’ outbreak of armyworms are destroying lawns across the US, often overnight
USA Today – Sep 1, 2021

Questions about Weybridge lawn and landscaping services? Contact our landscape chair Lisa Henry at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com.