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Manage bagworms now so they don’t harm trees

Thanks to the University of Maryland/Maryland Grows this informative article about how to manage bagworms.


“Why are the pinecones on my tree moving?” a client asks.
“Because those aren’t pinecones, they’re bagworms,” I reply.  

Dangling from evergreens like teardrop-shaped Christmas tree ornaments, bagworms cause many a homeowner to scratch their head in wonder. Pinecones that dance?

Manage bagworms now
Bagworms dangle from a juniper branch.
Image Credit: Erik Rebek, Bugwood

But the tell-tale thinning of trees that can follow is no laughing matter. Covered with bits of needles and leaves, the bags that give bagworms their name serve as protection for the caterpillars inside. Bagworm caterpillars are the juvenile form of a moth.  

That sounds innocent enough, but like al...

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October Garden Tips

Plant your trees, shrubs and bulbs now! Holding nurseries have gotten their fall shipments in and the plants are bigger because they have been growing all year. Most nurseries don’t charge higher prices for the bigger plants as they want to be sure they sell. It’s a win-win for your landscape and budget!

For more helpful landscape ideas or help getting them accomplished, contact my preferred landscape contractor, David Dix of DCD Lawnscaping, INC at 443.463.9957.  Dave has a horticulture degree and is the owner/operator of his small local business that has been serving the community for over 17 years. 

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