Is Insect and Disease Control Important for Your Landscape?
Posted by Stephanie Morgan on
November 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am PST
Putting in the work to make your landscape beautiful, whether it be your business or your home, just to have it destroyed by insects or disease can be discouraging. Not to mention more expensive than you had planned. Part of regular yard maintenance should be an insect and disease control plan. Not only is this type of maintenance and control important for the beauty of your landscape but it is also imperative to the health of the grass, trees, and shrubs.
Diseases can be hard to get under control depending on the type of disease you are dealing with. It is important to have a professional come out and diagnose the disease so the appropriate treatment regimen can be initiated. There are two different types of diseases and that classification is going to make a huge difference in how the disease is treated.
Living agents, otherwise known as infectious agents, are true diseases. This type of problem will spread easily and quickly to other trees, shrubs, or grasses.
Non-living agents are better known as disorders. This type of “disease” doesn’t spread from plant to plant because it isn’t living. However, early detection and treatment can save the affected plant.
While DIY options for disease treatment are available, misdiagnosis is likely to render these methods ineffective. For disease control quotes, call The Experienced Gardener today.
Insects are not the thing you want to see in your landscape. Most business owners or homeowners immediately think of the damage they can cause and want to have all insects eradicated from the landscape. This is when it is important to consult a professional. While most of us don’t like insects, some of them are actually good for your landscape. Spraying for all insects without knowing what they will do for or to your landscape may cause more harm than good.
The bugs that are going to cause an issue and need to be taken care of by a professional typically cause visible damage to the trees, shrubs, and grasses.
Lace bugs: These bugs suck the sap, water, and nutrients out of the trees and leaves. This will leave yellow marks and can damage the growth of the tree or shrub.
Aphids: These are similar to lace bugs in that they suck the nutrients from the plants. Typically, the plants will look old and yellow.
Beetles: This type of insect chews on leaves, fruits, and flowers. They can damage the production of the plant.
Mites cause overall damage to nearly every part of your landscape.
These are all landscape insects that need to be sprayed for. It is best to leave this kind of work to the professionals. Knowing what to spray, how to spray it, and how not to damage plants and good insects are imperative to landscape health.
If you are concerned that your landscape could be damaged from disease or insects, call The Experienced Gardener for your free inspection and quote today.