Category Archives: Fertilizing Lawn and Garden

Spring Gardening Activities

Insects –  As our temperature gets warmer, you should begin noticing a number of insect pests, including Chilly Thrips, which attack new growth, including flowers and leaves, especially on roses and gardenias.  While most insecticides are ineffective on this pest, … Continue reading

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Fertilizing and Pruning

As I write this blog (the 13th of November), I encourage you to postpone any additional fertilizer applications to your landscape.  Most plants, including your lawn don’t need it and you’ve wasted fertilizer, plus if you just pruned back any … Continue reading

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Lawn Care Issues

Have you noticed any light green yellowing areas in your lawn?  If so, this usually indicated a need for fertilizer, especially one containing iron.  Apply a slow (controlled) release fertilizer and water in following application. Soil insects are still with … 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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Annuals and Perennials – things to keep in mind during the Florida summer

Annuals/Perennials – Apply liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks, preferably early in the morning to avoid burning your plants.  For all other plants, use a controlled/slow release fertilizer every 2 months till early September.  Remember to water in afterwards. Also, if … Continue reading

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Fertilizing

Did you do this yet?  If not, you should have. For lawns we typically apply a slow/controlled release material in mid March and again in mid Sept.  Remember, IFAS doesn’t recommend using weed and feed products.  Apply weed killers when … Continue reading

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Growing Tomatoes in Florida

Tomatoes are a very important commercial crop in Florida, and a popular crop in our gardens.  They’re easy to grow, but it’s important that you get the correct varieties for our area.  Many that you find in local box stores … Continue reading

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