I noticed that the hedges at the new house I just purchased seem to be infected with a pest(s). Can anyone help me figure out what pests are doing the damage and how I can fix it? Thanks so much for your help!
there is nothing to fix .. the damage is very old ...
and we cant recommend anything until we ID the bug ...
its nearly winter... there is nothing we can do.. but guess about the bug.. and tell you when to look for them .. next year ...
Its important that we know what kind of plant this is. Might it be one of the cherry laurels? Because those spots look just like a disease called shot hole disease. It starts out as those reddish spots, which eventually die and drop out of the leaf.
Shot hole is caused by fungal and/or bacterial agents. Treatment should begin, once you find out for certain what's causing the damage, in the fall.
Identification of the plant species is essential. Shot hole could be eliminated right off the bat or determined to be a certainty.....depending upon the plant.