Spring Garden Tips
Pests, Disease and Weed Management


Tar Spot on Maples

Don't let the black tar-like spots on your maple tree make you fret. Though one of the more noticeable, it is one of the less damaging of the fungal leaf spot diseases.

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Pine Needle Scale

White flecks on your mugo pine does not mean the house painter was careless. It's more likely that your evergreen is infested with pine needle scale.

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Attract Insect Eating Toads to the Garden

Toads make great gardening partners. They eat insects, slugs and snails and ask for very little in return. Help attract these natural predators to your garden with just a few changes in your gardening habits.

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Creating a Pest Management Calendar

Is your mailbox filling with next year's calendars? Put them to use managing pests in the garden.

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Scale Insects on Weeping Figs

Falling leaves on weeping figs (Ficus benjamina) is common with a change of season. It's also a common response to insect feeding.

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Lawn Disease: Fairy Ring

A ring of mushrooms or one of dark green grass is a sign fairy ring disease has moved into the lawn.

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Fall Webworm

Webby tents can often be seen on the tips of tree branches in fall. Apples, willows, birch, and ash are just a few of the more than 100 species that can be infested. These webby tents are the home to the fall webworm.

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Eco-friendly Weed & Moss Control

Tired of cutting or pulling weeds and scraping moss out of the cracks in your patio and walkway pavers? Enlist the help of some of the new more eco-friendly products.

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