Problems in the Garden
This week Buggy Joe Boggs (OSU Extension) is reporting poison hemlock now becoming very apparent in southern Ohio and ripe for control (yes, all parts are poisonous), NWS reporting that based on average high temps, March was warmer than April (go figure), frost damages continuing to show especially in fruits and berries (blackberries looking bad) and some peach trees dropping all peaches due to fruit damages, yellow bellied sapsucker damages being reported, rose slug damages to rose leaves becoming heavier, boxwood leafminer adults flying, powdery mildew showing up earlier than usual, cedar quince rust on juniper stems, seed heads showing up in tall fescue and bluegrass lawns, and reports of oystershell scale showing up on Knock Out roses.
-Catch The Buggy Joe Boggs Report Saturdays at 8:42am on 55KRC The Talk Station. You’ll also find his blog at www.ronwilsononline.com.
One note here about Ash trees. Keep looking around; Joe and I both feel you’re going to see more Ash trees dying or dead than ever up to this point. This spring will start to show the devastating affects the Emerald Ash Borer is and will be having on our Ash trees. If you have hesitated getting involved in an Ash tree protection program in your yard, you may want to get serious about it, today. Keep watching; we’re already seeing it happen.