Looking for products this month? Look no further. Here we highlighted a few picks that are sure not to disappoint.
‘Morello’ agastache (anise hyssop) from Terra Nova Nurseries produces large, dense inflorescences of deep, burgundy-rose from spring through fall. Purple spring foliage turns dark green, highlighting the brilliance of the blooms, which attract bees and hummingbirds. Plants reach up to 33 inches tall when in bloom with a foliage spread of 22 inches. ‘Morello’ displays good mildew tolerance and is hardy in zones 5 to 10.
Compact track loader
ASV LLC has introduced the large-frame, radial-lift Posi-Track RT- 75 Heavy-Duty compact track loader, featuring dual-level suspension that incorporates both suspended wheels and axles, providing a smooth ride on uneven terrain. The RT-75 HD has a 75-hp Cummins 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine; the machine runs at an operating capacity of 2,650 pounds and a tipping load of 7,571 pounds. It is 70 inches wide and has a lift height of 126 inches.
Scrofularia Cardinale™ Red
With an unusual common name — red birds in a tree — Scrofularia Cardinale™ Red (Scrofularia macrantha) from Terra Nova Nurseries features deep-red, birdlike flowers that bloom continuously from June through frost and are a favorite of hummingbirds. Foliage is fresh green and covers the plant’s stems. Cardinale™ Red is shorter than the high-elevation New Mexico native species, reaching only to about 22 inches tall when in flower. It’s drought tolerant, prefers full sun and is hardy in zones 5 to 10.
Mainspring® GNL insecticide
Powered by a unique active ingredient in a recently added chemistry class, Mainspring® GNL insecticide from Syngenta offers effective control of leaf-feeding beetles as well as other pests, including aphids, thrips and caterpillars. When used preventively, Mainspring GNL keeps pest populations from building to damaging levels and helps reduce additional pest pressure later in the season. It works primarily through ingestion by stopping insects from feeding, which limits disease transmission and unsightly damage to foliage and flowers.
Low flow sprinkler
Offering a small footprint and operational flexibility, the LFX300 low flow sprinkler from Rain Bird features a simple, three-part design that includes its body, nozzle and brake assembly with attached deflector.
Five different color-coded nozzles in sizes ranging from 0.040-inch (1.02 mm) to 0.060-inch (1.52 mm) are available, as well as two flowcontrol nozzles at 0.35 gpm (79.5 l/h) and 0.50 gpm (113.6 l/h). These nozzles, as well as three preassembled brake assemblies with attached, color-coded deflectors with trajectories of 9º and 15º can be easily switched out to maximize operational flexibility. All nozzles and brake assemblies simply snap into place with visual indicators to ensure correct positioning and easy maintenance in the field.
Pre- and post-emergent herbicide
SipcamRotam has announced the launch of Lucto, a pre- and post-emergence herbicide with the active ingredient Mesotrione. Lucto is labeled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in commercial and residential turf grasses.
The product is designed to eliminate bentgrass in some cool season turf grasses as well as control weeds at time of new seeding or turf renovation. Lucto is absorbed by weeds during emergence or through treated foliage and is active against a wide spectrum of tough-to-control broadleaf weeds as well as some weeds resistant to glyphosate, ALS-inhibiting and triazine herbicides. For additional weed control, Lucto can be combined with SipcamRotam’s Cavalcade® prodiamine product.
Dekrastone™ pavers from Willow Creek Paving Stones have a smooth, flat surface and rounded edges that provide a modern, streamlined look. Pavers measure 5 inches by 9 inches and 7 cm thick and can be used for patios, walkways, driveways and more. They’re suitable for both standard and permeable applications. Six signature colors include Black, Bleu, Brik, Crème, Mocha and Patina.