Tips for Arachnids and Chilopoda
Fungi and actinomycetes (a group of organisms intermediate between bacteria and true fungi) get to work on the tougher plant residues that the bacteria leave behind. The microbes are food for organisms such as mites, nematodes, and springtails, which are in turn eaten by centipedes, ground beetles, rove beetles, spiders, and more exotic predators such as pseudoscorpions.
Common Bermudagrass Hybrid Bermuda Centipedegrass Zoysia When establishing or renovating your lawn, select a lawngrass species or variety appropriate for your specific site and needs. Considerations include the level of care, soil type, exposure and location requirements. Tennessee is located in a transitional zone between northern cool-humid and southern warm-humid climates. Within the state, certain locations favor warm-season lawngrasses others, cool-season grasses. Bermudagrass, zoysia and centipede are perennial warm-season lawngrasses. Warm-season grasses grow best during the spring and summer (optimum growth between 80 to 95 F). These lawngrasses lose color during winter dormancy. Perennial cool-season lawngrasses include Kentucky bluegrass, fine fescuses and tall fescue. Cool-season lawngrasses grow best during the spring and fall months (optimum growth between 60 and 75 F) and maintain color during the winter.
We have used houseflies, honeybees, ants, millipedes, centipedes, hornets, grasshoppers, and small beetles. The fastest results are obtained with honeybees, which may be trapped within 10 minutes. The live, captured insect is put in a container which, in turn, is placed in a freezer for 3-5 minutes. This
Centipede grass Cool-season fescues need 1 to 3 pounds of nitrogen per year per 1,000 square feet. Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass need 2 to 3 pounds, and bent grasses prefer 2 to 6 pounds. Warm-season blue grama and buffalo grasses need only K to 1 pound of nitrogen Bermuda and carpet grasses need 1 to 3 pounds Bahia, centipede, and zoysia grasses need 2 to 3 pounds and St. Augustine grass needs 3 to 6 pounds.
Include insects, centipedes, millipedes and spiders many of these are dealt with in the chapter on plant pests (Chapter 14), but it should be noted that there are many that are beneficial e.g. honey bees (see p136) and centipedes, which are carnivorous and many live on insect species that are harmful. Phylum Annelida (the segmented worms) includes earthworms, which are generally considered to be useful organisms especially when they are helping to decompose organic matter (see p321) or improving soil structure (see p311), but some species cause problems in fine turf when they produce worm casts. Phylum Mollusca is best known for the major pests slugs and snails (see p203).