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.
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 [...]
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.