Pricey Neil: Fescue grass has thoroughly invaded a 15-by-30-foot mattress of mondograss in our landscape thanks to a lawn maintenance company’s carelessness in overseeding the fescue. How can it be removed with out harming the mondograss?
That is going to be difficult. It definitely desires to relaxation on the shoulders of the garden treatment firm since they’re the kinds who committed the blunder. It might have to entail utilizing a wick applicator to apply a glyphosate-only herbicide diligently to the tops of the leaves of the fescue. They would have to hold it off the mondograss in the procedure. If the fescue was overseeded this previous spring it will not be really powerful nonetheless. Summer’s warmth might aid by killing substantially of it out. All over again, to emphasize, this is the lawn care company’s problem to remedy.
Expensive Neil: What is consuming the leaves of my zucchini squash? I appeared on the backs and did not find any eggs.
This is hurt induced by striped cucumber beetles. The adult beetles are fond of cucumbers and other cucurbits, in particular zucchini. They can do big problems to the foliage, flowers and even rinds of the fruit in incredibly brief purchase. Cleanse up all yard debris when harvest is finished to get rid of the overwintering options. Rotate your crops so you do not plant squash and cucumbers in the identical floor in successive several years. View intently for the first signs of the beetles. There are insecticides labeled for use on them, but hopefully you can hold the pests in check devoid of obtaining to resort to them.
Expensive Neil: These two trees have been hurt by the cold. Ordinarily, of program, they place out their new leaves from the branches, but all those surface to have been killed. Can I remove the dead branches still?
I believe that you have Chinese tallow trees. They have been ruined in Central Texas and killed in North Texas by the cold. Gardeners in South Texas have been inspired not to grow them for a extensive whilst for the reason that they invade wetlands together streams. Yes – the previous trunks of your trees are not heading to create any new leaves. You could possibly as perfectly have them taken out. I see electricity traces included, so you are going to want to retain the services of an individual with the knowledge and gear to do the takedown properly.
Dear Neil: My St. Augustine seemed terrific 1 thirty day period back: inexperienced and filling in actually nicely. 3 months ago it started creating spots that looked like the grass was dying. It has progressed swiftly, as you can see. I acquired some Scotts Condition EX with Azoxystrobin and am all set to apply it, but I desired to be confident of the difficulty associated and that that fungicide is ideal. See attached images.
I want you would have hooked up a shut-up photo of the blades. If you have remnants of consider all root rot (an April and May, amazing-time disorder, it would flip the grass yellow in patches like your shots demonstrate. If you pull carefully on the runners, they would come up with very little resistance. Roots would be shorter and quite dark, alternatively of creamy white.
Gray leaf location usually reveals up in the most popular part of the summer season (July, August and into early September). It leads to the exact kind of subtle, yellowed patches as TARR, but its BB-sized, diamond-formed grey/brown lesions are very conspicuous on the blades and often on the runners.
Equally of these funguses will eliminate the grass, but luckily, both equally can be managed with the Azoxystrobin fungicide. Grey leaf location is accelerated by apps of nitrogen fertilizer for the duration of very hot weather conditions, so it is best not to feed your garden until September if you feel grey leaf place might be existing.
Dear Neil: I have a Meyer lemon that was damage by the freeze. Even so, it is sending out tons of new progress from its stems. Thenewe shoots have thorns, nonetheless. Is this coming from a rootstock that had thorns? Do I no more time have a Meyer? Ought to I just get rid of it and get started about?
It may possibly have been grafted onto a trifoliate orange rootstock. Meyer lemons can be grown from seed or cuttings, but from your description, it absolutely seems like you have a distinctive rootstock. If you keep on to see new expansion that does not look like the Meyer lemon of previous, certainly, it’s time to commence around.
Dear Neil: Can you explain to me what has occurred to the leaves of my tree and what I can do to prevent it?
Very first off, caterpillars have been concerned at some position. They would have chewed the holes in the leaves, both of those in the facilities of the leaf tissues and all around the edges. Regardless of whether they are dependable for skeletonizing the backs of the leaves or not, I just can’t tell you for certain, but a thing has taken the lower epidermis off the portions amongst the veins. It’s odd that they are all long gone without the need of any evidence of caterpillars remaining. Most likely they have finished their feeding, pupated into adult moths and flown away. B.t. (Bacillus thuringiensis) will control them whilst they are feeding. The systemic insecticide Imidacloprid may well have helped previously. I suspect that the tree will be placing out new progress soon. Ideally they won’t return.
Pricey Neil: My sago palms are not executing very well. Can this be retrained? Must I minimize off the dead parts?
Prune to clear away the dried leaves and allow the new development commence. Reevaluate this slide. They may possibly expand back speedier than you anticipate.
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