September 20, 2017 - Scott's Exterior Maintenance

Fireblight

We've had some questions regarding issues showing up with ornamental pear trees, so I thought it was time to do a post on fireblight. During the past few years we've seen widespread fireblight infections showing up all over the area. Although it can affect many trees and shrubs in the rose family, including…

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July 19, 2017 - Scott's Exterior Maintenance

Japanese Beetles

Due to the summer work load, I'm a few weeks late on this post, but they are still active and we are still seeing the damage they caused, so it's still relevant information.   Any gardener is familiar with…

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May 25, 2017

Just An Update

I can't believe it's been so long since the last post. As typical with this time of year, we have all been very busy with the spring rush. Just an update on what we've been up to: Several clean-up projects and subsequent installation…

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April 8, 2017 - Scott's Exterior Maintenance

Henbit: One Person's Weed is Another Person's Wildflower...or Salad

With the jump start to spring comes the jump start to weed season. One of the earliest weeds to show up is Henbit. Henbit is in the mint family and shares the mints propensity to spread itself around where we don't want it.   One reason…

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March 31, 2017 - Scott's Exterior Maintenance

Bagworms: What To Watch Out For

We were out yesterday and noticed a bagworm infestation on a customer's Arborvitae, so I wanted to make a mention of these pests if you notice their characteristic "bags" hanging on your trees. We typically see these bagworms on evergreens, including Juniper, Arborvitae, and Spruces, but they can also show up…

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February 26, 2017 - Scott's Exterior Maintenance

Prescribed Burning

Despite the temps last week up into the 70's and the definite feeling of spring, we just need to look at the calendar to see it is still *February*. March can be a snowy month, so I think we'll keep our snow plowing picture up a few more weeks. I wanted to touch on something that doesn't exactly apply…

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