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Disease Distress

Current Conditions Weather for the middle of  June has actually been quite pleasant and mild, mostly dry with humidity rising and a couple of fronts coming through in the last couple of days. Most of the region is experiencing near-drought like conditions with less than an inch of accumulated rainfall, there were localized thunderstorms and showers,…

Citrus Crisis

Citrus Crisis

Citrus Greening Citrus greening is a bacterial disease that threatens the entirety of the citrus industry in the U.S. and has already killed 90,000 trees in the state of Florida. The disease progresses rapidly and blocks the trees’ ability to translocate water and nutrients. One symptom of the progressive disease is the emergence of partially…

The Secret of Soft Grass

Seasonal Stress

Lawn Lessons Soil temperature can be a determining factor in the health and wellbeing of your lawn. Intense summer heat creates stressful growing conditions for your grass season mixes. Cool season grass mixes, used a lot in the north and mid-atlantic regions, experience optimal growth conditions when soil temperatures are between 60 to 75 degrees,…

The Word on Weeds

The Word on Weeds

Current Conditions The weather so far this month has actually been quite pleasant and mild, with some hot and humid days  and some cool, breezy ones thrown in for good measure. Although the average rain amounts across the region have been moderate with a little less than an inch of accumulated precipitation, some areas experienced unsettled weather…

Present Pests

Present Pests

Current Conditions The past couple of weeks the weather has been a variable grab bag of weather extremes. While May ended dry and cool, much of the region experienced higher than normal seasonal temperatures and humidity over the past week. Daytime highs have ranged from the dry 50s along the coast to the 80s with 90%…

cedar rust

Affliction Afoot

Current Conditions Weather for the beginning of June has actually been quite pleasant and mild, with some hot and humid days thrown in for good measure. Although the average across the region has been moderate with a little less than an inch of accumulated precipitation, some areas experienced unsettled weather including some strong thunderstorms. Soils in…

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Plant Pathology: Rose Rosette

Rose Rosette disease Rose rosette is a novel threat to seemingly all cultivars of roses, even those previously known and used specifically for their disease resistance. Losses due to this disease have been documented on home and commercial landscapes, in nurseries as well as botanical gardens. Look for symptoms at the beginning of the season, but…

SavATree - Tree Service & Lawn Care

Disease Diagnostics

Current Conditions In the past couple of weeks the weather has fluctuated from mild, seasonal temperatures with about an inch of rain, then more recent cold, wet snap and back to summery feeling highs.  Seasonable day time highs, during the sunny period, and consistently cool night time lows along with the accumulated rainfall overall have been…

Deer Birthing Season

Keep your eye out for some new additions to your neighborhood over the next few weeks.  May and June are the typical months when white tailed deer will birth their young.  These fawns have been carried all winter, and as temperatures begin to warm up, mothers will begin looking for a safe place to have…