Walter Andensen Nursery

Garden Tips

Print

Plant RX

solve garden problem

Problem:

You’ve noticed a white fuzzy looking growth on your plants with bright orange or red dots.

Diagnosis:

Cottony cushion scale. It’s actually a bug and those dots are eggs. The bugs suck sap from the tree’s leaves and branches causing the plant to lose vigor and with heavy infestations, lose leaves and twigs.

Treatment:

Ready-to-use Year Round Spray Oil by Summit. Don’t use on hot days as oil on the plants’ foliage will cause sunburn.


Your houseplants have fuzzy, little white bugs on them.

Diagnosis:

Mealy Bugs

Treatment:

Garden Safe Houseplant & Garden Insect Spray


Problem:

Your Eugenia leaves are distorted or look crinkled. On the plant you may see yellow bumps with a brown crater. You may find this on your pepper tree leaves, too.

Diagnosis:

Eugenia Psyllid.

Treatment:

Bayer Tree and Shrub


Problem:

Rose leaves are being eaten and skeletonized . Looking on the underside of the leaf you may see smallish green worms (also look like tiny caterpillars) eating.

Diagnosis:

Rose Slug

Treatment:

Bayer All In One , Bayer Tree & Shrub, Greenlight Rose Defense


Problem:

Little, crusty bumps are appearing on the stems of trees. They can be scraped off. You may even notice a sticky residue on the leaves.

Diagnosis:

Scale. These insects secrete sticky, clear, ‘honeydew’ which can lead to a black, sooty looking mold.

Treatment:

Neem Oil