Lawn, Tree & Shrub Care
20 Mar 2018

Treating Needlecast Diseases In Evergreens

Needle cast diseases occur when different fungi infect the new needles on pines, spruce, Douglas fir, and true fir. The needles become infected. The symptoms of needlecast disease are not always noticeable until the following winter or spring season. It is common to see yellowing or browning of the needles, with characteristic dark fungal fruiting structures. The infected interior needles are shed early leaving the tree with a sparse, thin appearance. The remaining needles are the current season's new growth. According to studies from Penn State University, "we have a lot to learn about when these fungi attack a tree", How long the fungus must be in the tree before needles are shed. When is the best time to apply a fungicide? Which chemicals provide the best protection. The good news is that there is progress being made in these areas. With the help of tree care specialists, like professionals...

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08 Mar 2018

6 Spring Clean Up Tips For Your Lawn

Luzerne, Lackawanna, Monroe, Bucks, Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania have been hit pretty hard this past week with winter storms. The end of winter Nor'Easters can cause quite a bit of damage to your lawn, shrubs, and trees. Luckily spring is right around the corner, which will allow you plenty of opportunities to get your lawn in tip-top shape with a well thought out spring clean up. Preparing your yard for growing season is vital to ensure an eye-catching lawn and garden this summer. Green Machine Lawn Care, of Kingston, PA, put together their top 6 tips for spring clean up this year. 1) Prepare Flower Beds Before planting any new flowers, first, rake out leaves that have fallen in the bed as well as dead foliage to stop the smothering of plants and avoid spreading disease. If there is any remaining mulch from last year, it must be removed to...

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