My Azaleas have yellowing leaves that appear as if the green has been partially scraped off with sandpaper. There are dark shiny spots on the undersides of the leaves. What is causing this to occur and how can I stop it?

The yellowing on your Azaleas leaves is from the feeding activity of Azalea Lacebugs. The shiny black spots on the undersides of the leaves are excrement from these pests. Lacebugs are tiny insects with lacy clear wings that are often unnoticed because they feed on...

What can I do to control weeds in my lawn this summer?

During the summer heat most lawn weed killers should be avoided to prevent injuring the grass. The herbicide Image is an exception to this general rule. Image can safely control a number of difficult weeds such as Dollarweed, Nutsedge, Bahiagrass, and Dandelions in...

What is causing my St. Augustine grass lawn to yellow and die in patches that are in the sun on good well drained soil?

The problem is likely from the feeding activity of Chinch Bugs. Chinch Bugs are very small insects that you are not likely to see without closely inspecting the grass. Dig up a section of the declining grass and shake it hard over a sheet of newspaper. If Chinch...

What can I do to stop my Crape Myrtle’s leaves from turning black?

The Crape Myrtle Aphid is causing the leaves to get a black coating. Crape Myrtle Aphids are small pale yellow insects that feed on plant sap. These insects secrete a sugary substance called honeydew as they feed. The black coating that you see is is called sooty...
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