TIPS AND RESOURCES
If you have Peonies in your gardens, spring is a great time to stock up on the appropriate number of Peony hoops. Placing hoops around your Peonies as they begin to grow will help support the plants and prevent them from drooping from the heavy weight of their flowers.
In early spring, inspect your shrubs and small trees for dead or damaged wood. These branches can be removed at any time of year with a sharp set of pruning tools. Try not to aggressively prune any spring flowering shrub until after it has flowered- pruning too early may result in a significant reduction in flowers.
PLANT HEALTH CARE TIP!
The Winter Moth Caterpillar is currently one of the most destructive landscape pests in Massachusetts. It feeds on the leaves of many deciduous trees in spring time. By carefully monitoring your property in spring and looking for these caterpillars when they are young, you could help prevent them from feeding and causing damage before it’s too late.
PLANT AND PEST IDENTIFICATION
We find the following websites helpful in identifying or selecting plants or when diagnosing landscape pests and diseases.