Category Archives: Frequently Asked Questions

Powdery Mildew

Much like Downey Mildew, Powdery Mildew can become a problem during periods of warm days and cool evenings, such as we are currently experiencing.  This fungal disease is found quite often on the upper leaf surfaces of many of our … Continue reading

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Downy Mildew on Impatiens

Many of you have reported a sudden decline in your garden variety of impatiens plantings.  This is due to the presence of downy mildew attacking your plants.  Spores of this fungal disease are practically present everywhere – on the plants … Continue reading

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Winter Lawns

Lately I’ve received several requests from homeowners for information on overseeding their lawns with winter rye grass seed.  My reply to these individuals was why?  Because we have warm season turf varieties, as the weather turns cooler, our lawns (except … Continue reading

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Extend Blooming of Crape Myrtles

I recently received a call from a friend asking if it was possible to extend blooming of crape Myrtle trees.  I replied with a yes.  All you need to do is simply remove spent flowers as soon as they finishing … Continue reading

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Sod Laying

This past week I received three inquiries asking if it’s still OK to lay sod.  My response was yes.  As long as sod is being harvested, it can be put down.  I’d also like to remind those who are considering … Continue reading

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Why are yellow leaves starting to show up on my Carpe Myrtle?

Why are yellow leaves starting to show up on my Crape Myrtle? Yellow leaves can be symptoms of many things.  Some of which are too much water, not enough water, irregular watering, changes in the weather, pests, mechanical damage, lack … Continue reading

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Can I plant a Norfolk Island Pine in my yard?

Can I plant a Norfolk Island Pine in my yard? You can, but it depends on where you are located.  It needs to be planted in a protected location, preferably on the south or east side of your home.  Because … Continue reading

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