Tree & Shrub Care – Late Summer Insect & Disease
Late Summer Application – T06
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, aphids, scale, borers, Japanese beetles, Oak skeletonizer, midges, Boxelder bug, Mimosa webworm, Juniper webworm, and fall webworm. Diseases to be controlled at this time are anthracnose, various leaf spots, fire blight, scab, powdery mildew, volutella blight, and some needlecasts. A number of these diseases can be active from bud break, through spring until autumn 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: With typical hot and dry weather at this time of year, remember to provide water for your plants. They require about an inch of water weekly. This deep soaking should be done in early morning and is best if you irrigate the soil not the foliage to prevent fungal problems. You can help prevent some of these 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.