Bacterial Leaf Scorch – Garden Notes

From Family Plot. Bacterial leaf scorch can be a major problem in some species of trees. Certified Arborist Wes Hopper says this disease is spread by leafhoppers and especially affects sycamore, elm, and oak trees. The bacteria will move from the leaf into the limbs of the tree and the tree will brown and die…

Summer Rose Care – Family Plot

From Family Plot. In the summer roses slow down. Their best blooms are in spring and fall. Summer is the time to get your plants ready for large fall blooms. Rose expert Bill Dickerson shows how to care for rose bushes in summer and then how to get them ready for fall. He shows the…

Blackberry Cane Dieback – Garden Notes

From Family Plot. In summer and fall some blackberry canes will die. UT Extension Agent Chris Cooper says this is part of the normal lifecycle of the plant and is nothing to be worried about. New canes will grow from the base to replace them. Blackberry canes live two years. Subscribe now to Family Plot…

Spraying Fungicide – This Week in the Garden

From Family Plot. This week in the garden UT Professor of Residential and Consumer Horticulture Natalie Bumgarner applies fungicide. Fungicide is preventative, it will only prevent a new infection, it won’t cure an infection that is already present. Natalie says there are many fungicide options on the market. Choose one that will address the problem…

Correct Lawn Fertilizer Application – Family Plot

From Family Plot. Putting out the right amount of fertilizer in the right way is essential for a green, healthy lawn. UT Extension Agent Booker T. Leigh shows how to do it. He starts out talking about the importance of soil testing and soil pH. He demonstrates how to apply fertilizer so there is even…