Category for Lawn Care

Who’s the Greenest Lawn of Them All?

Perfectly striped freshly mowed garden lawn

Want an amazing green lawn this coming spring? Want to be the envy of the neighborhood? The first step is aeration and over seeding, but a simple step following that is to remember to water

It’s Time to be the Envy of Your Neighborhood

Perfectly striped freshly mowed garden lawn

Now is the time to get the lawn you’ve always wanted and be the envy of your neighborhood. Preferred Pest, Termite and Turf specializes in Lawn Care services and September is the time to Aerate and Over

Protect Your Children, Know What Bug Spray is Best

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The Environmental Working Group or the EWG scientists have ranked repellents in order of effectiveness against the Aedes mosquito thought to be the primary Zika virus carrier: Most effective DEET (20-30 percent concentration) Picaridin (20 percent concentration) IR 3535 (20 percent concentration) In

Rain Rain Take these Mosquitos Away


In East Tennessee we get summer rains, and while that is great for our gardens and yards, it ISN’T so great for ditches and areas where standing water will pond. This is a recipe

Be the Envy of the Neighborhood

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Be the envy of the neighborhood this summer with an amazing lawn. Start now with a Spring Emergent Herbicide. A Spring Emergent lawn care product eliminates weeds at the earliest stage of growth — before

The Importance of Aeration and Overseeding in the Fall

Late summer or early autumn is a great time for aeration and overseeding in East Tennessee to heal cool-season lawns that have been damaged by summer drought, diseases, lawn damaging insects or foot traffic.

Tips for a Plentiful Fall Garden without the Pests


At Preferred Pest Termite & Turf, we are proud to offer many kid and pet safe options, something we think is so necessary in this world of over exposure to unnatural chemicals and processes.

Keep a Football Ready Lawn


With Football Season just around the corner, at Preferred Pest Termite & Turf, we want you to have the best lawn to impress all your football fans. The University of Tennessee Football field is

Don’t Let Mosquitoes Stop You From Enjoying Your Yard

Mosquitoes can be one of the most annoying and dangerous insects that are found in Knoxville, TN. They can transfer many harmful diseases to us and our animal friends. These diseases include West Nile

Start Planning for that Green Lawn Now

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  With warm weather quickly approaching we all have one thing on our mind, enjoying the outside. But you don’t want your lawn to be the eye sore of the neighborhood. Get the green lawn