Archive | July 2012

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Water, Water, Water!!!

That is about the only advice that I can give during this drought. Lawns are dormant, but trees and shrubs aren’t. As a result, I am seeing a significant amount of stress, wilt and even death even among mature trees. While watering mature trees will not help your next water bill, it is certainly less […]

What Bugs Bug Your Plants In Summer?

The answer to this is, “it depends.” Time period within summer, weather conditions, amount of foliage and many other factors determine which bugs are foraging in your plants during the summer. Aphids and scale never take a break from eating. That’s because they reproduce so fast that their progeny take over when the adults die […]

Trees Can Get Sunburn, Too

Did you think only you could get sunburn? Your trees can, too. It’s not a common problem in our area, but it does occur. It’s caused by the same conditions that sunburn us – sudden exposure to high heat and intense sun rays. Drought stress can also contribute to sunburned trees. The big difference between […]

Caring For Sunburned Lawns

At the height of the summer heat, your lawn suddenly turns brown, despite all the work that you put into maintaining it. Fear not; it isn’t dead. It is just dormant, riding out the hot spell. Nature has equipped turfgrass with the ability to go dormant when there is too much heat and too little […]

Don’t Let Your Plants Be Drought Victims

Drought conditions are almost upon us. Statistically, our rainfall is ahead of average for June by about an inch, but all of that came in the early part of the month. We have had less than a half-inch of rain in the last part of the month. As I look at customers’ and potential customers’ […]