Live in Winchester, VA. When do I begin to spray Bifen for bag worms? I can many see small bags on a thick and tall row of junipers. When do I start to spread Eco-bran for grasshoppers? I have many young deciduous trees...too tall and wide to cover. Will I likely lose them with the expected cicada brood to hit our area?
How can I tell the gender of my 15 year old juniper bushes (tall cone shaped)? My 2 juniper shrubs are about 6 feet tall and 15 years old and have never produced berries.
They are probably both male. A female bush can be pollinated by any male in the neighborhood.
This article will give you some more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/juniper/care-of-junipers.htm
Will neem oil control spider mites on juniper bushes and trees?
Yes, it will. It is very effective on spider mites and will not harm the plants.
I have large juniper bushes, 8-10 feet high, and this spring many branches have turned yellow. Cornell Ext. Center examined samples and said that it looked like squirrels had chewed around the bark. The question is, what to do? Please help, I don't want to lose these bushes.
Perhaps, some of the suggestions in this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/get-rid-squirrels.htm
We suddenly have an infestation!! They are in our shrubs and also blue rug juniper on the bank below. I read the article, but am interested in prevention in the future as well as saving my conifer shrubs now!
Bagworms beware! This article should help you arm yourselves effectively: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/treatment-bagworms.htm
I live in Ohio near Akron. I live in an apt. and will be moving to a home in the same general vicinity. I have a Juniper bush that is sculpted that I want to take with me. It was a gift from my mom who is now deceased. Can I dig it up now, before snow falls, plant in proper size container until spring & replant at new home? What about a lilac bush she gave me; or can I start a new bush from the current bush? How about other perennials I would like to take with me? I hate the idea of all my time/money being left for another tenant. Thank you.
Yes, fall is a good time for transplanting, as long as you don't wait too long to do it. The plants will need time to get established before the cold winter weather sets in. (Note: If it's already gotten a bit too cool, you can still dig them up and keep them in pots over winter, transplanting in spring.) If you can ensure that the majority of the roots and surrounding soil is lifted and replanted in an area with suitable growing conditions, you'll have a greater chance of success. To reduce shock, trimming may help. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm
Large mushrooms growing close to the center of mogu pine bushes. Always under the low growing branches. I dig them out and the bottom of the mushrooms are white and very thick - hard to pull out. Will they kill the bushes or what should I do, keep pulling them out or leave them? I live in the snow country at 4,200 feet elevation. Right now everything here is very wet and cool.
They will not harm the plant. It is actually a sign that the soil there is good. This article will give you some suggestions as to how to get rid of them, but if you don't mind them growing there, they will not hurt anything. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/eliminate-mushrooms-in-your-lawn.htm