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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Lace Bug - pest of trees and shrubs more...
Lawn Pests - Our common lawn pests more...
Leaf Galls - There are a myriad of agents that can cause galls on the leaves of our plants.  Very few cause much damage and actually need to be treated. more...
Leaf Spot Diseases - can be hard to control more...
Leafspot Damage on Hawthorne - Leafspot disease on Dwarf Hawthornes routinely defoliates the plants.  Unfortunately there is no economical cure but there are tactics that can reduce the leafspot! more...
Leyland Cypress dropping needles? - If your Leylands are showing yellow needles that gradually turn brown and then drop it is a clear sign that you are not giving them adequate moisture. Check your soil moisture. more...
Leyland Cypress: Seiridium Canker Reduction - Simply watering your Leyland Cypress can virtually eliminate canker development. more...
Lichen on bark - If you have patchy growths on the bark of your tree or shrub it is probably lichen. more...
Lightning Damage To Trees - Lightning can strike trees anytime of the year but especially during violent summer thunderstorms. more...
Liming - adjusting pH more...