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Possible?!Weed Block stopped jap beetle attcking peonies??!!

Posted by tristate (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 7, 10 at 11:03

No idea what happened this year as opposed to the last 20 years, but so far, no japanese beetles. Upstate NY seems like ground zero for japanese beetles and they've attacked my grandma's peonies for years. Tried lures and need to reapply milky spore.
But this year all I did was run 1 continuous sheet of contractor grade weedblock down the row of 7 peonies (cutting holes for the plants a month ago when they were up, but no buds). The peonies are up and blooming for the 2nd week and.. NO BEETLES.
Does anyone know if this is a fluke or did the paper actually stop the grubs from making their way up??!!! (I used lures again ad caught a couple of beetles which may have been passing by).

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RE: Possible?!Weed Block stopped jap beetle attcking peonies??!!

Um, I live in upstate NY too and we have no beetles... yet. Don't know how far up you are but I think you should wait a few weeks and see. I hope you are right and it worked, though!

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