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Identifying Diseases and Insect Damage

If you notice something off about a plant in your yard, don’t wait to address the issue. Let us help you identify the problem, treat it, and prevent it in the future. Gregg walks us through three common issues we see popping up in local yards.

A customer brought in a clipping from their cherry tree to get guidance on treatment steps (something we always welcome.) In this instance, the problem was a tip borer. Gregg says we haven’t seen these in years! The borer will work its way right into the base of the limb and damage the branch. Luckily, we were able to send the customer home with a treatment plan to prevent further damage.

Have you ever noticed holes in the center of some of your leafy greens? Those holes are often the work of caterpillars. Holes cut into the edges of a leaf are more likely grasshoppers. There’s treatment available to fight both. Call or visit us to make sure you have what you need to keep your greens healthy.

You might also see unusual looking leaves on your camellias. The leaves are thickened and distorted, and although it may look very concerning, it’s not a big issue. Just remove the affected leaves; it won’t spread if you leave it on there.

Grasshoppers love to creep up on your foliage. There are a couple of ways to treat them, one being to pluck them off your plants by hand! If that’s not your speed, Gregg and Jeff go into the details of your treatment options in the following clip.

And finally, crepe myrtle bark scale is always something to keep an eye out for. If you’re worried your crepe myrtle is infected, check out this blog post to explore treatment options! We have a wealth of experience to offer you, so don’t hesitate to reach out with additional questions.

Our Learning Center is full of great resources to equip you with the tools you need to help your yard thrive. Always feel free to call us at (501) 868-4666 or stop by and see us at 15601 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223! We’re here to help!