Category Archives: Lawn Care

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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Lawn Insects

Here in Central Florida we have a number of insect pests that attack our lawns, which include:  fire ants, grubs, mole crickets, chinch bugs, fall army worms, and tropical sod web worms.  If you see any areas where the lawn … Continue reading

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Coping With Our Summer Weather

1.  Plant Watering –   If you have lived in Central Florida for several years, you probably have come to realize that our summer rainfall can be either a boom or a bust.  If you’ve been lucky enough to receive … Continue reading

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Gardening This and That

In the December 2014 issue of Turf Magazine, I came across some items that may be of interest to you: Weed control – Instead of using dangerous pesticides to kill weeds, a new technique has emerged, which kills weeds by … Continue reading

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Crabgrass

Recently I’ve received several calls from concerned homeowners regarding what to do to control the dreaded crabgrass that’s been showing up in their yards.  I can still remember what one of my former instructors said they could do – “move, … Continue reading

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Pest Alert – Sod Webworms

Sod webworms have started showing up in people’s lawns – earlier than usual. Be on the lookout for small beige colored moths flying just above the surface of your lawn. They typically appear in the late afternoon, or early evening. … Continue reading

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Continuing Pest Problems

As in my last posting, pests continue to be a problem – not just insects, but also weeds. While driving around Central Florida recently, I noticed that many homeowners had numerous broadleaf weeds either flowering or developing seed heads, not … Continue reading

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