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How to Care For Your Crepe Myrtle Tree

When it comes to Crepe Myrtle care, experts say the best place to start is the bark.

The Home & Garden Center in Longview wants you to know about a newer bug that’s making it’s way around our region attacking your Crepe Myrtles. It’s called the Crepe Myrtle Scale and it attacks by secreting an enzyme (yes that means poop!) all over the crepe myrtle and molds over turning your crepe myrtle black. Yuck!

If you notice this is happening to your tree, don’t worry. All you need is a Systemic Insect Drench.

The next steps are easy:

  1. Measure the amount of drench recommended
  2. Mix it into the appropriate amount of water
  3. Pour at the base of the tree.

That’s it! It will absorb into the tree and kill the bugs from the inside out.

If you have any questions check out their website or give them a call at (903) 753-2223.

This content was created in partnership with The Home & Garden Center.

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