Common plant problems in the Atlanta area
PESTS, PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS
Atlanta’s growing season provides plants with almost year around growth. Because of this long growing season pest populations can build to thresholds where plant damage can occur. The natural and man-manipulated environment in Atlanta can also cause stress and eventual decline in our landscapes and forests. The following is a list of some of the more common pests, cultural problems and environmental problems we may encounter year to year.

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Aeration for Turf - core aeration should be done each spring more...
Ambrosia Beetle - is a wood infesting beetle of numerous species of plants. more...
Annual blue grass - also called Poa annua more...
Aphid Farming by Ants - have you ever noticed ants running up and down the stems of your trees or plants? This is a very unique activity of the ants where they actually utilize the aphid excretions for food! more...
Arborvitaes browning? - Are you seeing a lot of internal browning on your arborvitae this fall?  Though it appears to be pest related it is actually associated with hot summer weather. more...
Army Worms Update! - The 2010 army worm attack had been the worst in 25 years.  But 2016 has been pretty bad too! Will Hudson, with UGA, has written a great informational sheet on these rascals! more...
Azalea - reduced blooms can be a result of late freezes more...
Azalea lace bug - This can be a serious pest of many plants including azaleas more...
Azaleas with spongy leaves - In the spring you nay see large spongy leaves on your Azaleas and Camellias. This is Exobasidium leaf gall. more...