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Evergreen Needle Drop

Evergreen Needle Drop

In late summer and early fall evergreen trees often have needles that dry out and shed. This can be alarming for gardeners, and it can be difficult to tell if early needle drop is cause for concern or just part of the evergreen tree’s annual needle shed. It is typical...
Problems With Your Lilacs? It May be a Fungal Disease

Problems With Your Lilacs? It May be a Fungal Disease

In the last few weeks, we have had many reports of issues with lilacs suffering from severe leaf browning. This is caused by the fungal disease Pseudocercospora. While the leaf browning may be unsightly and worrisome, Pseudocercospora is easy to treat when approached...
September Updates

September Updates

While the rain we received at the beginning of the month was a welcome change in weather, we still haven’t received enough to be considered out of drought conditions. Proper watering of trees is going to be extremely important this fall, so read on to learn about how...
Be On the Lookout for Tree Defoliators

Be On the Lookout for Tree Defoliators

FALL WEBWORM, MIMOSA WEBWORM AND WALNUT CATERPILLARS Several tree defoliators are active in late summer, including fall webworms, mimosa webworms, and walnut caterpillars. Homeowners often spot the silken webs created by the first two insects at this time of year. The...
Japanese Beetles Treatments: Apply Now

Japanese Beetles Treatments: Apply Now

With over 300 ornamental and edible plants they like to feed on, Japanese beetles (JB) can quickly become an overwhelming insect in the landscape. Last year, one customer brought in his peach so covered in Japanese beetles that it was hard to identify the fruit as a...
Be On the Lookout for Bagworms

Be On the Lookout for Bagworms

If your landscape has a history of bagworm problems, it’s time to start looking for them. These caterpillars take materials from the plants they live in and construct a tough bag to dwell in as they grow. The insects and their cocoons can be hard for gardeners to spot...
5 Fast-Growing Trees to Plant in Your Yard

5 Fast-Growing Trees to Plant in Your Yard

When it comes to yard improvements that require many years of patience to reap the rewards of, waiting for a tree to grow is at the top of the list. But not all trees require you to wait decades for them to get to a decent size. There are some fast growing tree...
Why you Shouldn’t Plant Trees Too Close to Your House

Why you Shouldn’t Plant Trees Too Close to Your House

Having trees in your yard not only helps to provide shade during the warm summer months, they also help boost the overall beauty of your home. Trees plants around your home can not only help keep your house from heating up in the sun, they can also provide a...
How Do I Know When a Tree is Sick?

How Do I Know When a Tree is Sick?

One of the most common questions landscapers receive from homeowners is how to tell if their tree is sick. Unfortunately, it can often be difficult for the untrained eye to see signs of a tree in trouble, as they can be hard to spot until the problem is advanced. That...