Tree & Shrub Care – Early Summer Insect & Disease
Early Summer Application – T05
What was done:
Today we applied insecticide to the trees and shrubs being cared for in your program. In addition, fungicides were included if they are part of your service program. The pests that are usually active at this time include spotted lanternfly, mites, bagworms, leafhoppers, weevils, aphids, scale, Hemlock wooly adelgid, borers, plant bug, sawfly, Oak skeletonizer, needleminer, mealybug, leafminer, midges, Boxelder bug, Tussock moth caterpillar, Mimosa webworm, Juniper webworm, and fall webworm. Diseases to be controlled at this time are anthracnose, leaf spots, tip blight, twig blight, fire blight, rust, volutella blight and some needlecasts. A number of these diseases can be active from bud break, through spring until early summer and can be related to wet or moist conditions. This application usually dries within 1-2 hours and any precipitation after this time will not adversely impact the effectiveness of the treatment.
FYI: You can help prevent some of these insect and disease problems by proper pruning to allow good air circulation and by installing plants in their proper environment and not subjecting them to potential problems. There will always be some nibbling on foliage by some pests. Our treatments are designed to decrease pest populations so there is little noticeable damage to your plantings.
PLEASE KEEP PEOPLE AND PETS AWAY FROM THE TREATED PLANTS UNTIL DRY.
Additional items of interest:
Another item of importance for landscape plants is minimizing weed competition for nutrients and moisture. Our Weed Control in Beds program can greatly reduce the number of these weeds and save you time and effort. We’ll make monthly visits to maintain control of this unwanted vegetation.
Remember Green Giant offers free inspection of all areas covered in your program. Should a problem arise don’t hesitate to call so we can address your concern as quickly as possible. We will keep working until you are completely satisfied.