Category Archives: grasshoppers

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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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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More Thoughts on Summer Gardening

In my last posting, I discussed primarily how to cope with hot, humid weather as part of my suggested summer gardening tasks. I’d like to conclude this topic by discussing a few other suggestions: 1. Flowering Plants – As flowers … Continue reading

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Summer Issues – Weather and Pests

Have you been fortunate enough to get some much needed rain this week? We did today, but not very much – our first rain in more than 3 weeks. Hopefully you’ve fared better than I. Prior to today’s brief shower, … Continue reading

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Pest control suggestions for grasshoppers, scale, spider mites, and aphids.

To begin with, I wish to apologize for the delays in posting new blogs. Since my last posting I have been extremely busy, especially with Master Gardener work, which has included bi-weekly talks at DeBary Hall, (call 386-668-3840 to learn … 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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Summertime Pests

These continue to be a problem.  Lately I’ve been getting reports about powdery mildew on plant leaves, (treat with a good fungicide); the presence of large grasshoppers, (best control is crushing between 2 bricks!); and thrips on roses, (control will … Continue reading

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