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Shrub problems

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Itsgottobegreen, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    I have at my house and 5 or so customers with shrubs with the tops dried up and brown. I guess it was winter burn, but i don't to tell the customer thats it and its not. :blob2: thanks in advance.

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  2. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    what's the question?
     
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    What is the brown leaves being caused by? What do i do about it? What do i tell the customer it is?
     
  4. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 769

    take a sprig to your local Agritcultrual Extension service. They will also know if the problem is common in the area.

    Also look for bugs on the plant and vole holes on the ground.
     
  5. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    could be winter burn, or i think they call it either sun burn or sun scald, or it could be that those branches didn't harden off in time for winter and were killed, but that doesn't look like the case. look to see if the stems are black or a brownish color that is different from the branches that are in better health. but most likey sun scald or sun burn, look at the house it a lighter shade and gives more of a reflection. plus i bet the those plants are on the south side of the house.
     
  6. ipm

    ipm LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 264

    It is either phytopthora, botrytis, or winter burn. Are they otto luyken laurels? or some type of laurel?
     

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