1. Aphids in the Landscape

    Do you have ornamental trees and shrubs in your landscape that have leaves that are turning black? Well, the culprit may be aphids.  Aphids are very small, between 1/16 and 1/8 inches long, oval-shaped insects. They can be a variety of colors including yellow, green, red, orange, black, or white. They have two tube-like cornicals on the abdomen, that protrude backwards out of the hind end. These …Read More

  2. Crepe Myrtle Pruning

    Pruning Your Crepe Myrtles It is best to prune crepe myrtles in the winter when they are dormant. This will aid in a quicker regrowth in the spring. It also makes it easier to see the plant’s shape, while the foliage is gone. When pruning, your main desire should be to allow light and air to flow more freely throughout the crown of the tree. Many people commit “crepe murder” as seen in the p…Read More

  3. Crape Myrtles in McDonough, Georgia

    Powdery Mildew is a fungal disease of crape myrtles in McDonough, Georgia.  This type of disease most often occurs during the spring but may occur at any point during the growing season.  The development of powdery mildew is favored by warm days followed by cool nights.  Extended periods of dry weather and excessive shade also promote development of disease.  This type of disease produces very…Read More

  4. Boxwoods In McDonough, Georgia

    All boxwoods in McDonough, Georgia are susceptible to leafminers, the minute larvae of orange mosquito-like flies.  The leafminer is the most detrimental pest to attack evergreen boxwoods.  Leafminer flys are most active during warm spring days, swarming your boxwoods at the sight of new growth.  Once the female has been fertilized she inserts her eggs inside the leaf, where the larvae remain u…Read More

  5. Newnan, Georgia Oakeaf Hydrangeas

    To prune or not to prune your Newnan, Georgia Oakleaf Hydrangeas?  Oakleaf hydrangeas are deciduous, understory shrubs native to Georgia.  While Oakleaf Hydrangeas, do not require yearly pruning, occasionally removing old wood improves plant vigor and performance.  In fact, late winter is the perfect time to prune this woody shrub, especially if there is old wood, or diseased canes in the plant…Read More

  6. Pruning during Dormancy in Peachtree City, Georgia

    Pruning during dormancy  in Peachtree City, Georgia is a quite common practice, especially for deciduous trees and shrubs.  During the winter, deciduous trees and shrubs enter into dormancy, meaning growth and development temporarily stops and the all leaves are lost.  This makes winter the perfect time to break out those pruning shears as there is no new growth to damage and no leaves making …Read More

  7. Fall Shrub Fertilization

      Nature’s fall fertilization and soil inoculation treatment is a great way to improve and maintain the health of your Peachtree City, landscape. In addition to pest control and the appropriate pruning program, ornamental trees and shrubs also require periodic soil care to achieve optimal growth. The application of nutrients helps to maintain fullness and color, and is important for both flowe…Read More

  8. Atlanta, Georgia Autumn

    Alright Atlanta, Georgia autumn is drawing near!  With fall comes Georgia Football, pumpkin spiced lattes, and enjoying long walks in the park while watching those beautiful leaves change color and fall…but why do the leaves fall from the tree?  It’s not just the changing of the season or the wind blowing that makes the leaves fall.  The process of leaves falling is designed to help the tre…Read More

  9. Newnan, Georgia Evergreens

    In Newnan, Georgia, evergreens are trees and shrubs that retain or keep their leaves throughout the year.  Many people associate the image of a Christmas tree when they hear the term evergreen.  However, not all evergreens have needles and cones, in fact quite a few evergreens and have broad leafed leaves.  Unlike the deciduous tree species that lose all of their leaves, evergreens gradually re…Read More

  10. Deciduous Trees in Fayetteville, Georgia

    What are deciduous trees in Fayetteville, Georgia?  Deciduous trees are trees that lose all of their leaves for part of the year, usually late fall when rainfall slows and days grow shorter and cooler.  Dropping of the leaves, allows the tree to enter into a state of dormancy, a resting period that allows the tree to conserve energy and survive the harsh stresses of winter.  One of the perks of…Read More