What time of year do you put down milky spore?
You can apply milky spore in spring and summer, as well, because grubs are present pretty much any time the ground isn’t frozen. The ideal soil temperature for milky spore is between 60 and 70 degrees. This is another reason why fall, when temperatures are cooler, is the ideal time for milky spore applications.
Can you put down too much milky spore?
Answer: Per St. Gabriel the manufacturer, you can never put too much down. You can switch to the Milky Spore Powder. you want to apply 1 tsp every 4 feet.
How long does it take for milky spore to be effective?
Milky Spore Powder begins working as soon as it is applied as long as grubs are feeding. Once grubs are infected they will multiply the spore by several billion times and spread it further. In warm climates good control can occur in one to three years. In colder areas, it may take three to five years.
How often should you apply Milky Spore?
Milky Spore requires only one application, lasting ten years or more. It is most effective to apply Milky Spore in the summer and early fall.
Can milky spore be applied with fertilizer?
No, Milky Spore is not affected by fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or other lawn chemicals. They may all be applied at the same time.
Does milky spore need to be watered in?
They don’t usually need to be watered in but should not be introduced to a dry soil. Nematodes move through soil moisture and can migrate easily into a moist soil. Applying after rain or irrigation is best. Timing with milky spore is not as important.
Can you use a broadcast spreader for milky spore granules?
Milky spore powder is very fine, and cannot be spread with a broadcast spreader. A drop spreader places milky spore on the lawn in spots where it will be watered into the soil and moved through it by Japanese beetle grubs.
What does milky spore do to grubs?
Research has determined that milky spore has no impact on beneficial organisms in the soil. In addition, it appears that the bacterium is compatible with Tiphia wasps, which are parasitoids of Japanese beetle grubs.
Will milky spore get rid of moles?
The best long-term control is Milky Spore. Safe for the environment, this natural spore is harmless to fish, birds, bees, animals, plants and people. It kills grubs in the soil and remains active in the soil for up to 15 years. This is a great long-term solution for moles.
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