Cooler weather is coming and before you know it we will reach regular freezing temperatures. Just because it is time to put the garden hose away does not mean you can stop watering your plants. Although there may be fleeting blooms and leaves your trees, shrubs and perennials still require a sip of water every now and again.
A general rule of thumb would be to water your trees and shrubs about twice a week with the current temperatures we are seeing this late in October. As we progress into November and have colder temperatures that may be bumped down to once a week dependent upon conditions.
OPTROL protects your birch tree from the bronze birch borer, your ash tree from the emerald ash borer and all trees from over 40 insects for up to 12 months. Apply in spring for best results, but may be applied anytime during growing season. Simply mix the product with water and apply.
Optrol is the product of choice for tree care professionals. It is the only retail product that provides the killing power needed to control Japanese Beetles and Emerald Ash Borer on all sizes of trees.
Optrol is a broad spectrum, easy to use, highly concentrated systemic insecticide that utilizes the proven performance of imidacloprid. It provides 12 months of protection and controls a wide variety of insect pests including Japanese beetles, Bronze Birch Borer, Emerald Ash Borer, Birch Leafminer, White grubs and more.
Optrol allows the highest application rates in the industry for maximum, research proven protection against the most difficult tree pests. It is great for small jobs or single trees. Just measure the amount you need for a tree, mix it with water, and apply.
Protect the bark of young shade trees, ornamental trees and shrubs this fall and winter from deer and rabbits. We recommend using trunk guards on your trees to keep deer from rubbing on the trunk. The white plastic trunk protectors are inexpensive, easy to install and reusable for several years, and will also protect tree bark from damage by mice, rabbits and winter sun. You can use tree wrap to keep rabbits from eating your tree as well. Make sure to protect newly planted shrubs and trees that are still tender to the rabbits and deer. Fence in the plants if possible. There are great spray repellants to use year round to keep the critters from snacking on your plants. This spring remember to get the systemic granular repellent into the garden as soon as your see leaves coming out and planting emerging from the ground!
DeWitt Tree Wrap protects trees from scorching, and from trimmer and mower damage. Tree Wrap is made of polypropylene fabric and easily conforms to fit any tree shape or bark texture. Tree Wrap slowly photodegrades to prevent girdling of the tree’s trunk.
Young trees are at risk of sun and animal-related trunk injury during the winter, so be sure to apply tree guards as part of your yearly process for preparing trees for winter.
Scent deters deer and rabbits from lawns and flower beds. Rain resistant formula that can be applied year-round. Covers up to 500 sq. ft.
• PROVEN by independent research to out-last and out-perform all other repellents—up to 6 months over-winter! • EFFECTIVE against: deer, rabbits, voles, elk, moose, chipmunks, squirrels, nutria, opossum, and mountain beaver. • RAIN-RESISTANT—no need to re-apply after every rainfall. • SAFE for use in vegetable gardens, on fruit trees and food crops. • ORGANIC—first animal repellent OMRI Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute for food production.
It delivers a hot pepper concentrate through plant roots at the molecular level, making the plants inedible to animals. Because the active compound is protected inside the plant cells, it doesn’t washoff in the rain or degrade in sunlight. One treatment typically lasts the entire growing season.