Hello, Bri. Thank you for your question. This is called "black flagging" but there isn't much known about it. No known cause or treatment is proven. Some think it is due to animal urine since it is typically lower on the tree and in one area. Trim out the black and put the clippings in the garbage. The trees should [...]
I have a large patch of lilies and don’t have as much time to pull weeds. What product will help with grass and broadleaf weeds without harming the lilies?
Kyle, you can use the Easy Weeder Flower and Garden Weed Preventer #600045. It prevents weeds and grasses all season long, and is safe to use with lilies. One bag will cover 960 sq. ft.
I have a Red Maple tree that is losing its bark. The tree still blooms, but has gotten worse over the last 2 years. Can it be saved?
Hello, Jessica. This looks like sunscald damage(explained below) from a few years ago. If this is the only damage to the tree; I think it will be fine. The tree is healing over, but it looks like it will take a few more years to completely heal. Watch the area to make sure bugs are not eating the [...]
Thank you for your question, Kim. I'm not sure if there was any product underneath the rock of the dry creek bed. If you used plastic or fabric, you may need to poke holes in it to help aerate so the water is able to go through. Also, there may be frost still in the [...]
Hello, Lisa. Once the tree was cut down there was a change with the amount of sunlight the area is now getting. Because of this there may be seeds that are now germinating with the new found sun. Use Earl May Super Brush and Weed Killer. This provides control of hard-to-kill weeds and will not kill grass [...]
Here is what we suggest for clay soil: One way to improve Clay Soil when planting a new lawn, trees and shrubs is to use Earl May Structure. By mixing the structure in the soil when planting, the structure will act like tiny reservoirs storing moisture, oxygen and nutrients, also releasing them to the roots [...]
Hello, Mary. Thank you for your question. Your plant looks healthy. Here is what we recommend: 1.Make sure it is getting 10-12 hours of bright direct light. 2. Give it some bloom booster fertilizer with as little nitrogen as possible. This should help it start blooming again.
Hello, Joanne. Thank you for your question. Our best June-bearing is available in our stores this spring. We promote our Earl May and University tested variety June-bearing type called Honeoye. The plants you get from us will be started as young plants in packs of 6. Very convenient and easy to plant compared to bareroot pieces that have [...]
Hello, Kaitlyn. From the picture it looks like you have mealy bugs on your schefflera plant. Use "Bonide" Insecticidal Soap to help control. Thoroughly spray the insects, including the undersides of the plants leaves. Repeat treatment weekly or bi-weekly if needed. Check her other plants to see if the mealy bugs have spread and treat them as well.
Thank you for your question, Max. For raised garden beds we recommend Earl May Premium Potting Mix. It is a pre-moistened, dark, rich, potting soil and is excellent for all container plantings. It contains a blend of rich organic humus, peat moss and horticultural perlite. It is fortified with plant food to encourage root growth as [...]