Lawns will start to show signs of grub damage in late summer and early Fall. There’s no way to predict if a lawn will have grubs beforehand, or even how bad the damage will be. Years with a wet June, like this one, tend to be much more favorable for having grubs. The spread of [...]
Blossom End Rot is very common on tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and melons. It usually forms on the bottom of the fruit causing a brown, water-soaked spot. The cause of this? A calcium imbalance in the fruit. The imbalance occurs when there are fluctuations in soil moisture or excessive fertilization. What can you do? Pick and [...]
Sound advice from our Earl May Experts on controlling bagworms: Hand-picking is the best way to control light infestations on small plants during the dormant season. Destroy bags by burning or by crushing. If bags containing larvae are discarded on the ground, the larvae may return to the host plants. Plan to apply insecticides to [...]
Uggghhh...you walked outside and noticed a new weed popping up. What is it? Is it Nutsedge? If so, how do I get rid of it? Those are all questions commonly asked at our garden centers each day. The weather conditions in our area have been prime for Nutsedge this season and like most homeowners in [...]
Be prepared! The Japanese Beetle has been spotted in in the Midwest. Japanese Beetles are not picky about what they eat and can cause a great deal of damage in a short period of time. They chew on almost 300 different varieties of plants. Some favorites include asparagus, fruit trees, raspberries, grapes, maple trees, birch [...]
3 Simple Steps to help win the fight against mosquitos! Treat your lawn with Mosquito Beater Granules. These granules use natural and effective ingredients to repel mosquitos and gnats. Apply a few hours before the outdoor festivities begin. Apply Eight Yard and Garden Ready to Spray on your shrubs and flowers. Flowers and shrubs are [...]
Seeing White Patches In Your Lawn? The grass is growing, it's been mowed a few times, and now little white patches are showing up in the lawn. Sound familiar? You are not alone. We have had a lot of customers seeing these same white patches in their lawn. They want know what is going on, [...]
Creeping Charlie…Ground Ivy…Stupid Weed! Whatever you want to call it, it’s annoying, and worse yet, it creeps. And it creeps quickly. Today it’s a small weed, tomorrow it’s everywhere! Creeping Charlie (officially called Ground Ivy) is a vine that grows close to the ground and produces tiny purple flowers. It can't be pulled because the vines [...]
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.