Bugs and Blooms

The landscape has begun to fill up with lots fun bugs like fireflies and butterflies. However some not so fun bugs are also beginning to rear their “bugly” heads. Become “bug”-weiser and send those uninvited guests packing.

Sevin Lawn Insect Granules is a great tool in curbing the Sod Webworms or lawn moths in your lawn. Sod Webworm larvae can begin hatching as early as late June and will chew off the leaves and stems of your grass to just above the crown.

 

Japanese Beetles begin to emerge the last week of June through July and like to eat the leaves and flowers of over 300 different types of plants. Bonide Japanese Beetle Control kills Japanese Beetles on vegetable plants, flowers, ornamental trees and shrubs.

 

Are you looking for the perfect hot weather plant? Something that will look good even if the temps get high or you forget to water it for a couple of days.  Flowerland Recommends these hot weather perennial performers.

 

Daylilies, despite their name, are not part of the lily family. They come in many different colors, can survive with little care and are drought tolerant – a great feature in the hot summer months. Daylilies are adaptable to a variety of soil and light conditions and typically bloom for several weeks.

 

Sedum has fleshy, succulent leaves which means it can tolerate dry soil. In fact, it prefers well-drained soil and does well in full sun to light shade. A low maintenance plant, Sedum bursts forth with flowers in the late summer and fall plus it attracts butterflies.