Problems in the Garden this Week
This week, Buggy Joe Boggs is reporting spruce spider mites (cool season mites) now active (so watch for those on spruce!), sawfly leaf miners ready to mine, horned oak galls showing up on , yes, you guessed it, oaks, buckeye petiole borer causing droopy leaves on, yes, you guessed it again, Buckeye trees, carpenter bees galore still scaring the bajeebers out of anyone who comes close to their drilled holes in the wood, painted hickory borer beetles emerging from fresh cut firewood, raining maggots of the midge gall out of oak trees, ground nesting bees becoming a nuisance, and gypsy moth will be hatching soon, so watch to over head sprayings of Bt in many gypsy moth hot spots around the state. Also seeing pine sawflies devouring pine needles, and Eastern tent caterpillars having a feast on many ornamental trees. Yes, now is the time for homeowners looking to protect younger ash trees from EAB using a soil drench of Bonide or Bayer Tree and Shrub Insect control. For larger ash trees, you may want to have a professional / certified arborist treat them. Also a good time to apply the systemic to roses to help protect against rose slug damages.
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