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Why Are My Shrubs Dying?

13 AUG 2021

Why Are My Shrubs Dying?

There are many beautiful shrubs to enhance your curb appeal. You have pale pink hydrangeas, grassy green boxwoods, and rosy red azaleas to name a few. What is not charming, however, are dull, brown shrubs. If you are not careful, your delightful shrubs can wither away and die, turning from valuable assets to liabilities. Understanding why shrubs die is the first step toward making sure yours last for as long as possible. Continue reading to learn about the many factors that cause a decline in shrubs. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you want to hire an ISA-certified arborist, then call Sesmas Tree Service. We are always happy to help.

Pests and Diseases

Let’s start with the obvious: pest and disease infestations. There is a countless number of fungus, bacteria, and viruses that can damage your shrubs. Boxwood blight, for example, causes lesions on leaves and stems. Fire blight, meanwhile, will turn leaves, stems, twigs, and fruits to brown then black.

Pests and insects such as borers can also destroy your shrubs by feasting on leaves, stems, and even roots. Fortunately, there are many treatments for such infestations. The arborists at Sesmas Tree Service have a range of pre- and post-emergent treatments.

Environmental Factors

Georgia heat and humidity is tough for us to handle and also stressful for some plants and shrubs. There are some species that can suffer severely in the heat and humidity, or even the cool, shaded areas. In short, each species thrives in specific environments. Be sure to research your desired shrub and plant it in its ideal environment.

Soil Quality

The shrubs are affected by the heat and humidity as well as the soil quality. In fact, even the wrong type or amount of fertilizer can damage your shrubs. In essence, you want to make sure your shrubs are getting the appropriate minerals.

Your ISA-certified arborist at Sesmas Tree Service can perform a soil test to evaluate whether it is appropriate for your shrubs. We can even apply fertilizer that best suits your shrubs. Call Sesmas Tree Service to learn about our products and services today.

How To Stop Shrubs From Dying

If you are noticing signs of disease, pest infestations, or decay, then act quickly. In fact, we recommend you stay proactive and prevent these threats in the first place. If you are not sure of how to care for the shrubs, then consider calling Sesmas Tree Service to schedule a consultation. We are also happy to schedule an appointment with one of our ISA-certified arborists. Explore our website or call now to learn about our tree services and products. Our live representatives and arborists are always happy to help.

Call Now for A Free Consultation

Your friends at Sesmas Tree Service are always ready and happy to help. Give us a call any time to speak with a friendly representative. We look forward to scheduling a flexible appointment or providing a free consultation. We are ready when you are. Call now to get in touch!