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Cedar Apple Rust

Cedar Apple Rust

Junipers often have brown growths that look a little like human brains on their needles. These are one stage of cedar-apple rust, which is a fungus. After the spring rains, the fungus will be covered in orange tentacle-like growths that…

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Peaches

Fruit Tree Pollination

APPLES- Apples need a pollinator. Almost any two kinds that bloom together offers good cross-pollination. The following varieties produce poor pollen so they cannot pollinate other varieties: Jonagold, Spigold, Mutsu, Gravenstein, Winesap, & Stayman. If you plant one of these…

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Oak Itch Mite

The oak itch mite is a pest to humans, not plants. A nearly microscopic mite, oak itch mites fall from pin oak trees starting in July through leaf drop in the fall. Raking oak leaves in autumn can also expose…

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Boxelder Bug

Boxelder Beetles

Boxelder beetles (also know as boxelder bugs) are a nuisance pest that swarms houses and other buildings in the fall. They are about ½ inch long and are dark grey to black and orange. As temperatures drop in the fall,…

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Little Barley Grass

Little Barley Grass

Little Barley is a grassy weed that can also be a concern for pet owners and anyone with socks on in early summer. This winter annual will produce seedheads and turn brown in early summer, even if it is mowed…

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Seedlings

February Garden Calendar

Lawn Contact Tree Top to get a quote for lawn maintenance. Garden During February or early-March, start vegetable, annual and perennial seeds indoors for a head start on spring. Slow-maturing plants such as peppers, eggplants, broccoli, cauliflower, and kale should be…

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