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Eastern Tent Caterpillars – Spring Webs in Trees

Posted on March 7th, 2015 by John Foegley

We’ve started seeing Eastern Tent Caterpillars this week. They form webs in the crotches of trees and shrubs in spring to early summer. If reachable and small in size, in the morning take the web and contents of squirmy worms down and step on them – (a simple method that avoids chemicals). If you prefer […]

Mugho Pine Pest

Posted on March 5th, 2015 by John Foegley

If you have mugho pines in your landscape, be on the lookout for sawfly larva. Our crews started seeing them this week. They can strip a mugho pine in short order, so an inspection is in order The following excerpt is from the University of Illinois extension: “The European pine sawfly (Neodiprion sertifer) is found […]

Weed Control Methods

Posted on February 28th, 2015 by John Foegley

As soil temperatures warm, seeds that have been lying dormant all winter will begin to sprout and grow. To save yourself a lot of work this year, get landscape bed weeds under control now. In another week, you’ll have more weeds to pull or spray. Our weed control program begins early when we apply Snapshot, […]