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Old 08-03-2019, 06:39 AM
 
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I was looking for ideas on what to do with my landscaping issues.

Both my shrubs and hostas have holes on the leaves. They continue to grow new leaves so they don't look dead, just not very attractive for the plants.

Any ideas? I want my plants to look nice again!
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Could be snails, or another bug. Pictures would help.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:13 PM
 
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A picture would help of the damaged leaves. It could be slugs, snails, caterpillars, cutter bees, mayflies, etc etc. A photo could help identify the culprit(s).
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:41 PM
 
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Here are the Hostas and another shrub
Shrubs have holes on leaves-imag0564.jpg

Shrubs have holes on leaves-imag0565.jpg
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:17 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Looks like slug damage. The first photo of the shrub, is it growing close to the ground? Go out early in the morning and look under the leaves. You might see small/baby slugs chowing down.
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:23 PM
 
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Looks like slug damage. The first photo of the shrub, is it growing close to the ground? Go out early in the morning and look under the leaves. You might see small/baby slugs chowing down.
I never thought of lifting up the leaves to look under. The shrub is close to the ground, but not as close as the Hostas.
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:46 PM
 
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Look just like my English laurel. I did use the systemic granules, toxic to the wildlife but it did the job.

No more hole in the new leaf.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:54 PM
 
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Look just like my English laurel. I did use the systemic granules, toxic to the wildlife but it did the job.

No more hole in the new leaf.

So, your plants are more important than wildlife??
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:17 PM
 
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So, your plants are more important than wildlife??
If wildlife don't eat my plant, they should be ok. If they eat it, they deserve it. It is only toxic to insect, not mammal
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:43 PM
 
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The plant in the top photo looks like it would be unappetizing to slugs, plus that's not what slug damage looks like. It could be shot-hole disease https://www.google.com/search?safe=a...10.UisWErJRlBw. Then again, since there's two different kinds of damage on the leaves, you might have a couple of different insects eating the plants.
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