Answers and solutions for healthy landscapes

Posts by Evan Ogden

Some are not likin’ the Lichen

Frequently I get inquiries about whether the light green lichens growing on trees and shrubs in our area is a sign of plant decline or if they are killing the plants they reside on. The answer to the first question is: Possibly Lichens area slow growing organism that require a static surface to establish themselves…

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Spring weather 2017: So far it’s Rinse and Repeat

  As we spring toward the end of the calendar winter here in the Great Northwest, We at Wolbert’s Plant Essentials look at the weather forecasts and wring our hands a bit.  The need for dry weather: With no immediate end to this latest wet weather pattern, it becomes increasingly difficult to plan our treatments…

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Carpenter ant wake-up call!

Carpenter ant wake-up call 2017! We are quickly approaching the time of year when over-wintering carpenter ants will begin to respond to our lengthening of days and start to scavenge for sources of food and water. In particular, the ants that have been potentially over-wintering inside our warm homes. It is not unusual to hear…

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