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The Official Landscape Company

of Mystic Seaport

Landscape Services
Design, Installation, Maintenance

Lawn Care Services
Mowing, Trimming, and Organic Lawn Care

Stonework Services
Patios, Walls, Walks

Tree Care Services
Installation, Pruning & Removal

Special Announcement

Sprigs & Twigs has been designated an essential business and we are open, in accordance with CT Governor Ned Lamont's Executive Order 7H, dated March 20, 2020.

Welcome to Sprigs & Twigs

Founded in 1997, Sprigs & Twigs, Inc. is an award-winning leader in the creation and care of beautiful outdoor living spaces throughout southeastern Connecticut and surrounding communities. We are stewards of our environment specializing in organic and eco-friendly land care.

New Book from Sprigs & Twigs

Sprigs & Twigs is pleased to announce our first book which includes our favorite "Ask the Landscape Professional" articles. Order one today for someone special, or yourself!

Learn more about landscaping and caring for your plants, trees, and lawn by getting our book, The Best of Ask The Landscape Professional

The Best of Ask The Landscape Professional

  • Over 200 of your gardening questions answered
  • Organized in an easy to use 3 ring binder
  • An invaluable reference guide
  • A real treasure to give to that special gardener on your List (or yourself)!
  • $39.95 + tax = $42.48 + shipping and handling. It can also be picked up at our Gales Ferry Office

For more information, download the flyer for this book.

To Order Your Copy
To order this book, you can use the PayPal Buy Now option below or contact Robin at Sprigs & Twigs by calling (860) 235-0752.

Ask The Landscape Professional

"Ask The Landscape Professional" is a weekly series by Master Gardener Linda K. Lillie, President and Senior Designer at Sprigs & Twigs. It is published weekly in The Day and other regional newspapers covering a variety of Landscape, Maintenance, Lawn Care, and Tree Care topics.

QUESTION:
Three out of the four Azalea bushes in the front of my house are "brown", or at least browner than everything around them. Do you have any ideas? Is something "going around"? Maybe they need fertilizer? Thank you for your help. Mike

ANSWER:
From your picture, it looks like lace bug damage. If Azaleas are in full sun or afternoon sun, they become stressed...and insects look for stressed plants. You can keep the lace bugs at bay by keeping the azalea roots well mulched with leaf litter and/or mulch to keep the roots moist and cool.

Water the azaleas during summer dry spells because the azalea roots are very shallow and dry out very quickly which causes the plant to be stressed. Lace bugs do not harm or kill the plant but c...  (read more)

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Azalea Lace Bug Damage
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