GARY'S GARDEN TIPS // JUNE 13, 2013
Due to the cold weather this spring, roses are just now starting to bloom and look showy.
I usually recommend two feedings of "Bill's Rose Food", but if your roses are trying to catch up, then apply three applications this season.
Thrip are also starting to keep the roses from opening and keeping them deformed. These are tiny insects that can be sprayed with Ferti-Lome "Borer, Leaf Miner, Tent Caterpillar Spray". Spray about once a week until under control.
Mosquitoes are starting to be a problem, even though it's getting hot and dry. We have a product called Mosquito Dunks, and Mosquito Bits that are very effective against the larvaeof mosquitoes. Apply the recommended am9ount to ponds or standing water to keep the larvae from maturing to painful and dangerous adults. This product is very safe for you and the environment.
Check your apple and crabapple trees and make sure you don't have a white cottony substance on your leaves or twigs. This is a wooly apple aphid that can be confused with a fungus. Spray "Indoor/Outdoor" on the tree leaves, but also on the roots of the tree.
For more tips and tricks, tune in to Fox's radio program on KCSJ 590 am, Saturday @ 8am!