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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Camellias with spongy leaves - see exobasidium leaf gall more...
Cherry Tree Issues - Diseases such as Botryosphaeria canker are very common on flowering cherry and can cause serious disease. more...
Chipmunks - A cute, adorable nuisance in many cases! more...
Circles In Your Turf? - If you are seeing circles in front of your eyes on your warm season turf the culprit is probably your lawn mower. more...
Compacted Turf Soils - Compacted soil reduces the effectiveness of your lawn care program resulting in poor quality turf and recurring weed problems.  Cultural practices such as sanding and reel mowing can further increase compaction. more...
Compacted Turf Soils - Photos of problems related to compacted reel mowed turf more...
Core aeration - should be done each spring for Warm Season Turf more...
Cottony Maple Scale - Cottony Maple Scale actually can attack various hardwood trees including dogwoods.  It is quite showy and should be treated, eventhough it is not an aggressive spreader. more...
Crown Cleaning - One very important but often overlooked spring chores is the clearing of debris from around the crowns of your shrubs. more...
Cryptomeria - The cryptomeria can grow to more than more...
Cryptomeria Cold Damage - Severe cold winds can damage Cryptomerias more...