Greenthumb- Summer is here

1:54 PM, Jun 25, 2012   |    comments
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(WZZM)- Nepeta puts off great color from May until October. If you have Rhododendrons you might notice some holes in the foliage, chances are it's from Black Vine Weavel. To get rid of them you can use a systemic insect control right now or an annual control for year round protection, or Tanglefoot, a sticky substance that stops the insects in their tracks.

Hostas are beautiful in June also, and Rick Vuyst says many are showing slug damage. Sluggo is an iron-phosphate that you spread around the plants, that will help fight them off. Diatomaceous Earth is another product that will help fight off slug damage. Rick also recommends you pull the mulch away from the roots to keep them from getting on the plants.

Now that summer is here you might notice some lawn troubles in the hot spots, nearest the concrete. It might be time to feed your lawn with a post-emergence crabgrass control.

By Derek Francis

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