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.
Have you ever stepped on your lawn only to find that the ground was soft and almost looks like you have tunnels running through it? If that has happened to you then you may have a mole problem. Don't worry though, the moles aren't after you, they are after tasty grubs and worms that are [...]
When is the best time to control weeds in your lawn? The answer may surprise you, but it’s actually fall. Late season applications of herbicides strike weeds when they are most vulnerable, making it easier to kill weeds this time of year than any other. To control weeds in the fall there is one catch: [...]
Thank you for the photo- it helps us identify what is going on. From the picture this looks like Leaf Spot which is a fungal disease. There will be spots on the foliage of the shrubs and the leaves may turn yellow and drop prematurely. You can spray/apply Fungonil RTU To help control the disease, [...]
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 [...]