Needle Cast

 Needle Cast

Spruce (Picea spp.) is commonly planted in landscapes throughout Minnesota, and may sometimes suffer needle loss. Factors like improper planting, environmental stress, pests, and disease can all play a role in needle loss.

Black Knot Fungus

Black Knot Fungus

The black death of trees, the black knot is as ghastly as it is apparent. The fungus Apiosporina morbosa causes black knot. Black knot galls are most conspicuous during the fall and winter after all the leaves have fallen. So before the first buds of spring emerge, give your cherry trees a quick scan.

Crabby About Crabgrass On Your Property? Let Us Help!

Crabby About Crabgrass On Your Property? Let Us Help!

It’s that time of year when the fresh green grass begins to emerge in homeowners’ yards, signifying the spring is here to stay. But grass doesn’t always make its debut alone—sometimes crabgrass threatens to steal the spotlight. After hiding in the soil all winter long, this course, yellow weed can begin to sprout and damper the look and feel of your lawn. Learn how to prevent and control this unappealing grass so your yard is looking pristine for the summer.