Albemarle County, Virginia

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Leucothoe fungus disease - Does it stay long in the soil once the plant is removed ?

Six foundation Leucothoe shrubs have a leaf disease which I have identified as a fungus, cylindrocladium. My reading says it causes root rot that will eventually kill the plant. I'm going to remove the plants and want to plant something else. Question? Will the fungus remain in the soil? If so, for how long? I do not want it to spread to another plant. I appreciate any info you have on this disease.

Albemarle County VA over 4 years ago

carpenter bees

I have a post and beam home and the carpenter bees have invaded the beams and surrounding wood on my two porches. THen a pilated woodpecker took up residence! Hung fake owls and the beautiful wood pecker is gone, but the bees are really doing significant damage. I was directed to this site and hopefully you can give me some info on how to rid and prevent more damge by the bees. Thank you. My email address is jeanbjones@gmail.com and phone number is 434-996-9804

Albemarle County VA almost 7 years ago

Apple Trees

A Fuji and a Granny Smith from Willis Orchards died abornin' this Spring. They asked me to contact you about testing my soil for nutrients. I am at Stony Point (3906 - across from the school). Happy to pay for your services. 434 973-4529

Albemarle County VA over 7 years ago

Japanese beetles

I am sharing a community garden that currently has a lot of the space taken up by raspberry bushes that were attacked by Japanese beetles this year. More people want to use the garden and we are willing to remove the raspberries to make space for more plots. I'm wondering if the beetles will return next year and attack our plants if the raspberries aren't there for them to feast on.They weren't a problem in the rest of the garden, except for a few in the butterfly garden area, where I found them on Echinacea(sp?). Also, any advice in the best way to remove the r'berries will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Albemarle County VA over 6 years ago

Grub infestation ruining lawn

I have a 1.5 acre front field that I mow - somewhat resembling a lawn. About a month ago I observed clumps of grass pulled up in the morning - I thought it was deer rutting. Closer observation - there are white grubs that have killed the grass - it comes up in clumps. Our local groundhog is probably contributing but also possibly eating the grubs ( a good thing). The lawn is so chewed up it is impossible to mow. At this point in the year what should I do. For starters I need to remove the dead grass/sod. Can I put some pesticide down to kill the grubs - if so what? Following that I want to reseed this fall. What are your recommendations for a Fall remedy that will give me a headstart in the Spring. I live just north of C'ville on route 20. Thanks for your assistance. Jon Lyttle

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Albemarle County VA about 7 years ago

Damage to Arborvitae

We have 5 arborvitaes in our yard in northern Albemarle County. They were about 4' plants when we purchased them from Southern States 5 years ago. They have grown to about 10' and look lovely. However, this spring, there are considerable areas where the "foliage" has turned brown. In the last few weeks, more foliage (approximately 20%)has turned brown. We have looked for signs of insects but see nothing. Help! We do not want to loose these beautiful trees. If necessary we can photograph one and attach it to an email.

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Albemarle County VA over 6 years ago

What kind of snake?

Saw on Rivanna Trail behind UVA softball field. Thanks

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Albemarle County VA over 2 years ago

Strange Bug

I was wondering if you can lead me in the right direction to the right person. Last year we had some of the strangest bugs on tree branches that I have ever seen. They were tiny white bugs. Millions on a branch all moving back and forth. Under the branch on the ground the area would be black. I never took a picture of them when they were alive but I have included picture of the dead bugs. We live in Charlottesville. Who should I talk to to find out what these are and should I be worried? Thanks, Dave

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Albemarle County VA almost 7 years ago

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