Expect foliar diseases this spring and summer UNLESS it stops raining and stays dry for a long period of time.
One of the more popular spring flowering shrubs are the viburnums.
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Viburnum leaf beetle larvae have hatched.
A mature white fringetree can stop traffic when in full bloom, usually early to mid-May. This small native tree is cloaked in lacy white petals from top to bottom, obscuring the emerging foliage with the fragrant six- to eight-inch long panicles.
Do you have customers who are interested in adding native plants to their landscapes? This may be a great niche market for diversifying your business. With Earth Day celebrations fresh in their minds, the general public is more aware of issues such as honeybee colony collapse disorder and attracting songbirds to their yards and gardens. It may be valuable for landscapers and garden centers to consider expanding the selection of native plants they offer.
Like other key weeds, maintaining healthy turf is crucial to minimizing the amount of speedwell.
Spring is a key time for disease control. This is especially true for many leaf, needle, and flower diseases, regardless of the type of plant involved.
Raleigh, North Carolina, March 25, 2013---USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announces Pennsylvania nursery producers should be aware that the final date for a new applicant to apply for 2014 nursery crop insurance is May 1, 2013.
During the early spring, questions arise about how to best deal with salt damage caused by de-icers.
Site related problems in the landscape.
Carolina silverbell grows as an understory tree along streams in the southeastern United States.
While some early spring bulbs might bring some life to the barren landscape, nothing stops the wandering eyes over a bed than a flowering witchhazel.
Prostrate knotweed (Polygonum aviculare) is a common problem in high-traffic turf areas, and occasionally along the edge of ornamental plant beds.
If you are a greenhouse grower, it may seem like the last thing you need in April is something else to do. But a quick check now of the quality of water you use for irrigation and pesticide application can save you time and headaches in the future. Using water that is balanced in pH and alkalinity, and is low in suspended solids and dissolved minerals, will improved the growth and quality of your plants and maximize the efficacy of pesticides you apply.
Thinking about growing a few perennials in containers to sell? Maybe you are contemplating starting a small retail nursery. Or, maybe you'd like to grow ornamental perennials to use in your landscape installation jobs.
Red maple is an adaptable species, native from Quebec to Florida, and west to Texas. This medium-to-large tree is relatively fast growing, maturing from 40-70 feet tall. Its growth habit is pyramidal in youth, with the crown becoming rounded to oval with age.
Yellow woodsorrel can be a problematic weeds in ornamental planting beds, and also in turf areas.
Preemerge herbicides reduce hand weeding and the need for post-emergence treatments.