Sticky Webs in our Hedges


Hi,
We have hedges in our yard which are infested with something which produces webs on the undersides of the leaves. There are lots of other bugs at the roots too. The stems in the center of the hedge are nearly bare of leaves but are still green with sap when trimmed down.
We are thinking to cut these hedges back and treat them aggressively with something to slow down the infestation. We are thinking about dilute boric acid but do not know if that will kill the plants or the suppress the infestation.
Any thoughts or ideas would be welcome. Thanks.
Don
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Don and Marcy wrote:

something to slow down the infestation. We are thinking about dilute boric acid but do not know if that will kill the plants or the suppress the infestation.

Trace amounts are OK.
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boric acid but do not know if that will kill the plants or the suppress the infestation.

Plus boron doesn't wash through soil but bonds & lingers. Two applications can be enough to render an area of soil permanently unable to sustain plant life. The number of people following some dumbass Hint from Heloise style advise, who discover they destroyed their yard attempting to harrass ants or get rid of creeping charlie, is truly pitiful.
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On Mon, 05 Sep 2005 19:30:35 GMT, "Don and Marcy"

webs on the undersides of the leaves. There are lots of other bugs at the roots too. The stems in the center of the hedge are nearly bare of leaves but are still green with sap when trimmed down. Where are you? What kind of hedge plants? What kind of bugs?
You might want to look in the manual and find the closest focusing distance on your digital camera and post pictures on a binary group and leave a message here.
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