Those perpetrators of plant mayhem-caterpillars, are back! Customer and friend Melinda Moore has discovered “grape leaf skeletonizer” adults flittering around her grape vines this week so it won’t be long before the black and yellow stripped worms will be licking their chops on your vines! We’ve also had reports and seen first hand the caterpillar that was wrecking havoc on the tecomas is back. Just as they are recovering from the cold damage you might begin to lose foliage to these hungry fellas! In both cases, b.t. or spinosad offer very safe,organic,and effective control. They key is to catch them early before much damage has been done to the plants!
Be on the lookout for these as well:
Powdery Mildew on roses, gerbera daisy, grapes…Use bordeaux or neem oil sprays Aphids on just about anything that is putting on new growth Use Neem, Eight, … Spider mites on juniper and evergreens Imidacloprid, or spinosad Orange dog worm caterpillars on all citrus B.t. or spinosad Spruge is beginning to make its comeback in lawns and gravel-use “dimension” to prevent and control new weeds when they are small by removing and spraying Begin to treat hybrid bermuda lawns for pearl scale-treat with a combination of soil sulfur and imidicloprid Iron Chlorosis on flowering pears, roses.. use soil acidifiers and iron Be sure to inspect your watering systems for proper function. Just like fixing a roof before it rains, make sure your system is operating correctly before it gets hot!
Coming Up In The Garden Mark Your Calendar:
Cute Video On Planting Trees
Next Friday, April 26th is Arbor Day! If you can’t think of a reason to plant a tree- We can help, we can even plant if for your or help design and install a complete landscape or garden for your tree to go in. Trees planted in the proper place can help reduce utility bills, provide a great place to rest and relax, attract wildlife, produce oxygen, and of course make your home and garden look great!
Mother’s Day-May 12th! We have lots of great gift ideas and garden accents for Mom! Also remember that Tresor du Jardin is open at our Scottsdale location with all kinds of hand crafted gifts for the special Mom in your life!
Arbor Day Special
click here to see what we can create in your yard
Need a tree? Maybe you need more than a tree, you need a whole new look or yard to put your tree in! Purchasing a tree is easy, making sure it is the right tree in the correct place to match your desired look and lifestyle is very critical and can make or break your entire landscape! Harper’s will send one of our team members to your home for a FREE evaluation of your landscape. We can determine where when and how a tree or a whole garden can take place and create the garden or landscape of your dreams. Perhaps you want that Resort Style Backyard? We can create that, and outdoor kitchen, …..Call us today! And remember, don’t just stand there-Plant Something! (but check with us first for the correct type and place!)
The weather is great, the time is right-let’s plant something! New plants are coming in almost every day, and we’ve got great advise and suggestions on where to plant them correctly and how to keep them healthy and growing afterwards-selling you a plant is easy, making sure it is the right plant for the right place takes skill and experience-we’ve got both and we’d love to share it with you, either in our garden at at your home!
The Harper Boys
HARPER’S NURSERY & LANDSCAPE CO. www.HarpersNurseries.com 1830 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa 480 964 4909
2529 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale 480 9463481
FREE Bag Of Planting Soil!!
To Celebrate Arbor Day: We’ll give you a FREE bag of Planting Soil with the purchase of Every TREE!!