News from Glenn – Our Agronomics Expert

14 May News from Glenn – Our Agronomics Expert


Due to the weather we’ve been having, weeds are coming up later than usual, especially Dandelions. If you’re currently a customer, please be patient, we are making our rounds. If you’re not a lawn care customer and see weeds in your lawn, give us a call at

Weather and How It Affects Your Landscaping
People often notice what is going on with trees and shrubs above ground but not a lot of attention goes into what is going on beneath the ground. Weather patterns can really have an impact with root systems. According to the Bartlett Tree Experts, the heavy rains in 2013 saturated soils and caused many trees and shrubs to experience root rot. This made them more vulnerable to winter cold. The fall drought also had an impact on the root systems. According to the Bartlett Tree Experts, the trees and shrubs that have been affected the most this year are:
  • Japanese Maples
  • Rhododendron and Azalea
  • Arborvitae
  • Holly
  • Flowering Cherry
  • Boxwood
  • Juniper and Taxus
  • Leland Cypress
  • All Laurels
Maple Trees
If you have maple trees in your yard, the seed pods are bursting right now. There is no way to prevent this with chemical applications. When you see small Maple seedlings growing, the best way to keep them from developing into trees is to mow them down very short as soon as you see them. You want to make sure to get the leaves.
Crape Myrtles
Due weather conditions these trees have been leafing out late. Be patient, you will see leaves soon.