Tag Archives: Summer Florida Gardening

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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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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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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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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Spider Mites

If you’ve been following my blogs, you’ve noticed that I’ve been reporting about an increase in pest problems this year due to our mild winter.  Because of current hot, dry weather, spider mites are showing up practically everywhere.  They attack … Continue reading

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Excessive Rainfall

Thanks to the start up of our summer rainy season, and the recent arrival of Tropical Storm Debby, our plants are beginning to receive much needed moisture.  However, for those of you who live in low areas or who have … Continue reading

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