Fall is a great time for planting. As temperatures cool, transplanting is less stressful on plants as they slowly become dormant with less active new growth.
Japanese beetles directly damage landscape plants as adults while the larvae (grubs) damage turf grass.
Bagworms are easy to control when they are young and there is minimal damage to the plant. Look for bagworms in late June. Use the Fourth of July as a reminder date. The bagworms will be very small at this time and are easy to stop with most any product. They may be as small as a … Continue reading Bagworm Control
Nice crowd at The Maryland Home and Garden show at the Timonium fairgrounds. It was great to meet 2 of the Pryor's Nursery VIP show ticket contest winners! And of course, 100s of people interested in privacy screening for their home inquired about the living fence. We had a sample of our evergreen trees at the show for everyone to see. The 7ft Green Giants ,10 ft tall Green Giant, a 7 ft Nellie Stevens Holly and a Leyland Cypress were on display in our show booth.
We did something we have not been able to do in 36 years of green industry field work , we started planting Green Giants in late January and into February.
Fall is the time of year in the transition zone that we notice some browning on the green giant arborvitae. This is the normal conifer needle cast. It involves the inner leaves/needles of the plant.