Powdery mildew: what to do

Powdery mildew: what to do

Powdery mildew is a common disease in western Washington. Late summer and fall are prime times for powdery mildew to show up. The disease does best when damp nights are followed by warm, sunny days. There are many different species of powdery mildew, and each species...
Managing red thread in lawns

Managing red thread in lawns

Have you seen yellow, brown or dead-looking patches in your lawn this spring? It may be infected with red thread. Our current wet weather pattern provides prime conditions for fungal diseases to sprout on grass and other plants. Overwatering and light, drizzly rains...
Early spring tree care

Early spring tree care

It’s spring, and delicate pink and white blossoms are appearing on many trees. Ah, the fragrance of a flowering cherry! Early spring is the time to prepare your trees for healthy growth this season. Get a head start on preventing pests and diseases on fruit...
How to manage Phomopsis blight

How to manage Phomopsis blight

Phomopsis is a fungus that causes shoot blight and twig cankers. The disease is most common among junipers. Phomopsis may also affect other evergreen ornamentals and a few deciduous trees. This may include American and Oriental arborvitae, hinoki cypress, English yew,...
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