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Bugs, Beetles and Insects That Do No Harm

August 13th, 2013
There are a number of bugs, beetles and insects which you will see in your garden that may alarm you but in fact, cause no harm to your plants.Ā Ā  In fact some of these critters can be beneficial as they are Mother Nature'sĀ helpers inĀ pollinating and controlling pests. One that you will recognize right away is the Lady Beetle (Bug).Ā  They are quite beneficial in controlling your small harmful insects such as aphids and mites.Ā Ā  Be careful identifying the larva and pupa of lady beetles as they don't look like your adult lady beetle; they areĀ more elongated, darker in color with orange spots . Anothe ... (more)


Spring Insects

May 23rd, 2012
There are a number of insects that can cause damage to trees in the spring. The one that has received a lot of attention lately is Mountain Pine Beetle, which attacks a variety of pine trees. Others insects that warrant mention are Ips Beetles (another bark beetle that attack spruce and pines), White Pine Weevil (which kills the top leader of spruce trees), Poplar Borer (which causes tunneling and eventual death to aspen trees), and Lilac Ash Borer (affecting ash trees). The best way to truly protect your trees is with a preventative spray so your trees will not be attacked in the first place. This n ... (more)


WINTER WATERING

October 27th, 2011
Desiccation (drying) of plant tissues causes more plant death than cold temperatures. Newer plantings are more sensitive than established trees and shrubs. Roots will stay active in the ground long after air temperatures are freezing. Because evergreens (pines, spruce, fir and junipers) keep needles through the winter, they are more susceptible to sun and drying damage if they are in a drought condition. Since sprinklers are inactive, hose irrigation is very important. If lacking snow cover, let your hose run on the root zones of your trees & shrubs on a mild sunny day. The root zone is the area from ... (more)


SPRING INSECTS

May 23rd, 2011
There are a number of insects that can cause damage to trees in the spring. The one that has received a lot of attention lately is Mountain Pine Beetle, which attacks a variety of pine trees. Others insects that warrant mention are Ips Beetles (another bark beetle that attack spruce and pines), White Pine Weevil (which kills the top leader of spruce trees), Poplar Borer (which causes tunneling and eventual death to aspen trees), and Lilac Ash Borer (affecting ash trees). The best way to truly protect your trees is with a preventative spray so your trees will not be attacked in the first place. This needs to ... (more)


PESTICIDE PRECAUTIONS

April 1st, 2011
The Colorado Department of Agriculture requires that pesticide applicators (for compensation) be licensed, insured, and extensively trained, including on-going education requirements. If you choose to purchase and use pesticides for your home landscape, please be very careful. Insecticides, herbicides and fungicides can be helpful tools if used correctly. For personal safety, public safety and environmental safety, you must read and follow label directions precisely. Don't have the mindset that "if a little is good, a lot will be better". Proper mixing rates, timing of application, proper identification ... (more)


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