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Pink Hibiscus mealybugs

Bugged by Pink Hibiscus Mealybugs in SW Florida?

ArtisTree continues to watch for Pink Hibiscus mealybugs in the Sarasota region, only this year we seem to be seeing more of them in new-construction areas. “When we get a call on possible PHM activity, it’s more often than not from a newer community,” says ArtisTree Lawn & Ornamental Manager…

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St. Augustine Grass Gray Leaf Spot

Gray Leaf Spot Can Be Managed If You Know What to Spot

St. Augustine Grass Gray Leaf Spot Gray Leaf Spot in St. Augustine grass won’t put you in a bad spot if your lawn is established and well managed. Sure, this fungal disease might appear to be a chronic problem after prolonged rainy periods typically associated with southwestern Florida. But generally,…

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Florida mistletoe infestation

Florida Mistletoe Attracts Kissers and Critics

Florida mistletoe is most commonly found on laurel oak trees. So if you want to experience the Christmas tradition of kissing under the mistletoe, just look up. This Florida evergreen grows on deciduous trees, so when the leaves fall, you can clearly see it on the bare branches. Grab a…

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eaten oleander leaves


What’s that you see on your thinning oleanders? Is it the pesky pest Syntomeida epilais Walker, more commonly known as the oleander caterpillar? Or the spotted oleander caterpillar moth? If you live in Southwest Florida, you’re probably seeing an infestation of oleander caterpillars (no spots). If this critter with its…

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