Trees, Shrubs and Perennials:
Continue to scout for weed, insect and disease problems and treat as needed. Applications of pesticides are not recommended at this time unless there is heavy infestation or treatment would result in lower insect pressure next spring. Most plants will be in the process of going dormant and use of pesticides will not likely be of benefit to the plants. Begin to rake early fall leaves and remove debris from plant beds. Check mulch and be sure to maintain a two-inch depth.