GARY'S GARDEN TIPS // 4/3/2014
If you have Necrotic Ring Spot in your lawn, then it’s time to start treating it now. Apply “F-Stop” or Systemic Fungicide now and again in 30 days in the areas you are having problems. Seeding these areas with Midnight Blue Grass or Blazer Rye will help the rings begin to fill in.
Take tree wrap off the trunks of trees now. Spray ash trees and lilac bushes on their trunks to prevent borers from being a problem. The product to use is Borer, Leafminer and Tent Caterpillar Spray. Another product to apply at the base is “Tree and Shrub Drench” by Ferti-lome. This lasts for a full year. Apply soon to get the product into the system of the tree or shrub.
Now is also the time to spray for pine tip moths. Treat with Bonide Systemic Spray or also with the Tree and Shrub Drench.
You can plant tender vegetable plants or seed outside now only if you are using an Aqua Wrap Plant Protector.