vine/climbing hydrangea

Asked March 31, 2016, 2:45 PM EDT

Last year my beautiful Hydrangea was very badly eaten by something. Every leaf was full of holes. One nursery said it was slugs or snails. I don't think so. Do you think a spray of some kind of insecticide would help? It is leafing ou now.

Washington County Oregon

1 Response

Good morning! Without seeing the pest it is difficult to know which pest
is eating up your hydrangea. Slugs and snails do like to munch on them,
however. If you go out at night to investigate, you may find the culprit.
If it is slugs or snails, using Sluggo will help. Remember to read and follow the
instructions. Most gardeners apply way too much Sluggo. It is safe to use around
kids and pets.

We don't recommend spraying when not knowing the ID of the pest. Spraying
could also harm beneficial insects. Spraying needs to be done at the right
time, depending on the life cycle of the pest and when the insecticide would be
most effective.

I hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Happy Gardening!
Trina S.