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My lilli pilli hedge psyllids and eaten leaves - do i cut back severley? What to treat these two pests with?

hedge is a mess - not sure whether to plant new hedge that is disease resistant or try to fix these major problems. Hedge is mature 3 mtrs high. regularly pruned. full sun but think maybe the huge rain has affected it. appreciate your advice

Flowers and Ornamentals • Pests

To treat psyllids, try 'Yates Baythroid Advanced Garden Pest Insect Killer'- a broad-spectrum insecticide that controls Aphids, Bugs, Caterpillars, Garden Weevils, Whiteflies, Thrips, Psyllids and more! Suitable for use on on ornamental plants and vegetables. Click here for more info on this product: https://www.yates.com.au/product/garden-pest-control/yates-baythroid-advanced-garden-pest-insect-killer/ 
When pruning it is best not to remove any greater than a third of total plant material as excessive pruning can result in plant stress or death. 
We recommend giving the lilly pilly a trim all over - across the top, down the sides, and down the front and back.
Try 'Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate' as a gentle fertiliser and soil improver. It's certified for use in organic gardens, and contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. Click here for more info on this product: https://www.yates.com.au/product/garden-fertilisers/certified-organics/yates-dynamic-lifter-liquid 
Apply Dynamic Lifter Liquid weekly to the soil around the hedge/shrub to help it recover from the stress of pruning and excessive water if your area has recently experienced high rainfall.
If the tree/hedge is too large to treat with a Ready to Use product, we recommend contacting an arborist in your area for assistance.  They may have commercial product that can be applied to help the tree/hedge.

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Answered: 13 May, 2022

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