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Fall is for Fertilizing!

Traditionally, early spring or the beginning of the new growth year, was the recommended time for the application of a fertilizer. Trees, shrubs, and ornamentals in need of a boost can use those extra nutrients to push out new growth and sustain themselves during periods of heat and drought. Using different nutrients throughout the season, [...]

October 17th, 2018|

Dormant Horticultural Oil Time

White Prunicola Scale on Cherry Tree The time for an initial dormant horticultural oil treatment this spring is almost upon us. This ttreatment is extremely effective in reducing populations of many tree damaging insects on Long Island, including spider mites, various scale insects (both hard and soft), adelgids, aphids, mealybugs and other insects. [...]

March 11th, 2014|

The Importance of Dormant Oil

Apples Prevention is vital in controlling insect pests and diseases on ornamental trees and shrubs as well as fruit trees. One of the most effective, proven methods is to treat woody ornamentals during the dormant season with horticultural oil to reduce over-wintering pest and disease organisms. Horticultural oil is considered a reduced-risk (or [...]

February 15th, 2013|