Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pest Update

A few days ago I posted on my blog an update on pest problems in our area; now there’s more to be concerned about, including: Lawn Pests – Brown Patch – Look for distinct circular patches of yellow-brown colored turf … Continue reading

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Lawn Fertilization

Have you given your lawn its final feeding for this year?  If not, now’s the time to do so.  Suggest you use a slow (controlled) release fertilizer with a nutrient ratio of 2(N) – 0(P) – 1(K), and remember to … Continue reading

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Current Florida Summer Gardening Problems

Due to the large amounts of rain we’ve been receiving lately, many of us (self included) are experiencing problems of standing water in our lawns.  If not corrected, this can cause rotting, disease, and death of our lawn grass.  But … Continue reading

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Teaching Gardening Class Notification

Beginning Oct 4th, 2012, at 1 p.m. I’ll resume teaching gardening classes at DeBary Hall in DeBary, FL.  There’s no charge for any of these classes.  My first one, “Welcome to Florida, we do things differently here”, is geared to … Continue reading

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