Plants not looking too good

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by TPnTX, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. TPnTX

    TPnTX LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I did this job back in June. I did the bed prep and planting. I used pro-mix from Living Earth, Fine shredded mulch. The plants were very healthy going in. We've been in a droubt but I also installed the irrigation and I know everything is getting enough.

    I have several Natchez Crape Myrtles that look terrible. I also have two Loropetalum that where beautiful when planted. Now they are loosing their leaves fast.

    I do have some kind of cacoon thats on them. Not many 1 or two per plant.

    Anyway I'm going to post a few pix. I wish they'd come out better it's all I have right now.If anyone can offer some advice I sure would appreciate it. I hate to loose the big crapes.

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  2. TPnTX

    TPnTX LawnSite Bronze Member
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    another of the same crape

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  3. TPnTX

    TPnTX LawnSite Bronze Member
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    this is the base of that one
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  4. TPnTX

    TPnTX LawnSite Bronze Member
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    here is a loropetalum right next to it

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  5. TPnTX

    TPnTX LawnSite Bronze Member
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    it might be a little too deep but not that bad

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  6. TPnTX

    TPnTX LawnSite Bronze Member
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    and here is what I found on both of them. I think it grass hopper.

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  7. TPnTX

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    another shot and thats it.

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  8. MowJoeLandscaping

    MowJoeLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    I can't speak fo rthe cacoon, however; if you did the job in june and the leave are falling from the crape myrtle now, then you're ok. They are deciduous and loose their leaves when it gets cold. The lorapetulum look like it got wet feet. maybe that can be some help!
     
  9. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
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    They do go into shock some time after transplant.
    They need water 2x a day for 2 weeks and once day for 2 weeks then irrigation will do fine.
    Only irrigating instead of hand watering is not enough.

    They also lose the leaves this time of year and you can trim that back in late december or early Jan. You will then see flowers by April/May.
     
  10. TPnTX

    TPnTX LawnSite Bronze Member
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    they are a little ahead of schedule on loosing their leaves at least compared to other in this area. Also they been looking like this for a while steadily getting worse.

    He's been watering the with the hose too. I wonder if they are all too wet?
     

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