Winter Insect Control
Some spring and summer plant problems can be avoided if you take a few preventative measures. Pre-season spraying can take care of things like scale, mites, leaf curl and other problems. William talked about checking your indoor plants. Look in all the hidden places including leaf joints or nodes and under leaves for signs of disease or pests.
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You can then use some safe products like insecticidal soaps and other organic materials to treat the problems. Then Judy talked about dormant spraying and some of the ways you can tackle that. Dormant spraying is when you treat plants during their dormant phase, when they are not actively growing. This especially refers to fruit trees.
They respond well if you apply preventative measures before the new buds break in the early spring. Judy mentioned hose end sprayers as a way to apply chemicals. These fit on the end of your hose and usually have a regulator that measures the amount of spray that you can apply. If the job is small there are also pump sprayers you can use.
Check with us at Portland Nursery to diagnose your plant problems and help select the right treatments you can use.
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