Monthly Archive: May 2012

Put In Warm-Season Bedding Plants for Colorful Summer Flowering Garden

Robert C Trawick Extension Horticulturist II Jackson County rob.trawick@ufl.edu   In May we move from the warm days and cool nights of spring and early summer to the hot days and warm nights that will be with us until, at the very least, September. With the increasing heat, you’ll inevitably notice the decline of your …

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Why Fertilize Your Vegetable Garden Soil

Eddie Powell Extension Horticultural Courtesy Agent I Walton County pep5@ufl.edu With spring in full swing many Florida homeowners are gearing up to grow their own vegetables. The most frequently asked question this time of year is, “why do I need to fertilize my soil?” The answer is simple – – not all nutrients are present in …

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Virginia Buttonweed is Difficult to Control

Larry Williams UF/IFAS Extension Agent Okaloosa County lwilliams@co.okaloosa.fl.us   Virginia buttonweed (Diodia virginiana) is a difficult-to-control lawn weed.   Factors that result in this weed being difficult to control include the following. It is a perennial plant native to the Southeastern United States. Spreads by seeds produced above or below ground, broken stems or roots. …

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As Summer Approaches, Spider Mites Attack Ornamental Shrubs

  Spring is rapidly turning into an early summer. As heat increases so will the incidence of spider mites on ornamental shrubs. The first indicating factor of damage is a yellow mottling on the leaves of the plant, which is caused by the piercing and sucking mouthparts of the spider mite. As they feed they …

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