Black Spot of Roses: Diplocarpon rosae is a fungal disease that affects most rose varieties, especially during cool nights where moisture remains on the plant. It is evident by the feathery black lesions on leaves, which eventually turn yellow and drop. In severe cases, it can defoliate the plant, but new leaves will form later in…

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Whether you want to ensure the survival of your new plantings or promote the longevity of your existing trees and shrubs, AC Plant & Turf’s Healthy Start Application is an invaluable tool with far-reaching benefits to the landscape’s overall health. The application involves a carbon-rich, organic liquid compost that is minimally processed to preserve trace,…

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Biology: Nutsedge is a very aggressive and persistent weed that commonly infests lawns, gardens, or home landscapes during the warmer months. At times, it can be challenging to eradicate and control. Successful management of nutsedge involves both cultural and chemical management. Identification: Nutsedge resembles grass and can be distinguished by their triangular or V-shaped stems.…

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Lawn fungal disease can take on a variety of forms, all of which can be found within the lawns soil. Several outside factors can bring many different fungi which can adversely affect your lawn. Over the past few seasons, we have seen an increase in disease pressure. This is because of the ideal environmental conditions…

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Biology: CMBS, like other scales, are tiny insects that feed on the sap of plants and exude a sweet, sticky substance called honeydew, promoting the growth of black sooty mold. Crape myrtles are the only host of this pest. Left untreated, infestations will turn the branches of Crape Myrtle, and nearby surfaces, black in a…

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Biology: Prunicola scales, like other scales, are tiny insects that feed on the sap of plants. The preferred hosts of prunicola scale are cherry laurels and other Prunus species like flowering cherry, plum, and peach trees. It is also known to infest lilac, butterfly bush, red twig dogwoods, holly, boxwood, and privet. It can be…

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Biology: Poa annua, is a winter annual grassy weed that is difficult to control in turf. Seeds germinate in late summer, early fall, and into spring when you will begin to see growth. Annual bluegrass is found throughout the United States, particularly in highly compacted, excessively wet soils. It has a clumping growth habit and…

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Air Spading – What Does it Do and What Results Does it Yield? Air spading is a process arborists use to combat a common issue affecting trees – soil compaction. If your trees aren’t as healthy as they should be, it could be down to soil compaction. Air spading is a non-invasive treatment for soil…

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Important Points: Japanese Beetles feed on the leaves, flowers, or fruits of many species of plants. Japanese Beetles start off as Grubs. Grubs chew grass roots, causing the turf to turn brown and die-off. Pic 1 Japanese Beetles emerge around June/July every year. Pic 2 Preventive treatments include our third, Flea, Tick, & Grub, lawn…

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Bagworms are mostly found on conifer trees (Leyland Cypress, Arborvitae, Juniper, Cedar, etc.) and will do deadly damage to these trees. These caterpillars create a silk and evergreen foliage cocoon that can easily blend into a tree. Bagworms hatch around mid-June (depending on the region’s growing degree days) and extend their feeding season over a…

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