Originally Posted by dKoester
I'd start by examining what caused the disease. I'd then fix that problem(If possible) to prevent it from happening again, then treat.
In my experience, I agree for contracted maintenance accounts (since I'm guaranteed to continue to view a plant all year), but for added protection for future work I really want to know now to help expedite future deals and trust with the customer.
He doesn't have problems with the other areas of his cleyera, just this 1 hedge that is 6' tall and about 25' long--he has 2 others like this, and a yellowing azalea--I suggested that maybe his ph is too high, and should be checked already. I saw signs of chlorosis on a savannah holly near by. Possibly I'll just suggest a soil test again. before trying to conclude. Usually diseased plants have soil imperfection too, and they loose their guard.