Knowledge Center: Sooty Mold

Knowledge Center: Sooty Mold

Sooty mold is a black, flaky growth on plant leaves, stems, and trunks that is often confused for some sort of plant disease. In-stead of being the cause of a plant problem, it is a sign that insects have been feeding—specifically, those of the “piercing-sucking”...
Knowledge Center: Spiraling White Fly

Knowledge Center: Spiraling White Fly

The Rugose Spiraling Whitely (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus), or RSW, made its debut in the U.S. in 2009, wreaking havoc on Gumbo Limbo trees in Miami-Dade County. After its arrival, this invasive pest, thought to originate in Central America, quickly increased its...
Plant Profile: Bougainvillea

Plant Profile: Bougainvillea

With our lovely winter approaching, we will begin to see the bougainvillea plants respond with color and character. This is a species that embodies the saying, “Look, but don’t touch.” As landscapers, we sometimes have a love/hate relationship with bougainvilleas...
Gratitude

Gratitude

I get a laugh out of the memes circulating on social media about just how crazy 2020 has been. Did you the see the one with 2020 saying “Wait, there’s more!” with a picture of the infomercial guy? Other times I feel down as I think of the deaths of over 180,000 of my...
You Should Know: Lethal Bronzing Disease

You Should Know: Lethal Bronzing Disease

Lethal Bronzing Disease (LBD), formerly known as Texas Phoenix Palm Decline (TPPD) is a lethal disease of palms. It is caused by a phytoplasma – a bacterium with no cell wall that lives in the vascular conducting tissue of plants. The disease is transmitted by insect...
Growing Connection, Vol. 1 Issue 2

Growing Connection, Vol. 1 Issue 2

From the CEO Mark Forsythe CHANGE IS IN THE AIR, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Throughout human history there are years where significant events leave a lasting impact on humanity. 2020 will be remembered as one of those years. First a pandemic stopped our economy and...
Take-All Root Rot

Take-All Root Rot

Take-All Root Rot (TARR) will be most prevalent during periods of prolonged rainfall such as summer to early fall months when Florida receives the majority of its annual rainfall.  The disease affects St. Augustinegrass by attacking the roots and stolons, and it...
2019 Lawn & Landscape Top 100

2019 Lawn & Landscape Top 100

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio – Mainscape has been named one of the largest landscape companies in North America by Lawn & Landscape magazine 17th.  Mainscape ranked 18th on the 2019 Lawn & Landscape Top 100 list, which was published in May and sponsored by Kohler....