Honey Locust Trees-Impacts of Various Insects

I have two Honey Locust Trees in the front yard which every year have various insects such as plant bugs, midges, etc. The arborist recommends annual spraying each year with insecticidal spray (two applications). What will be the impact on…

Sooty mould on ponytail palm

Hi- You diagnosed my palm with sooty mould. (see link below) Have washed and wiped the plant and removed the dead stems which are primarily on the lower stems. The mould is primarily where the leaf joins the main trunk.The…

Homemade insecticide

Hello I recently repotted all my indoor plants, using the same bag of potting soil. One of them has developed an infestation of “fruit flies” (that’s what they look like). I would like to know how to make a home…

Am I dealing with aphids correctly?

I am the horticulturalist  at a golf club. This year, our annuals are covered with aphids. I have sprayed with insecticidal soap. Is this right? or is there something else I should be doing?  …