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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

DON’T LET PESTS MEANDER ON YOUR OLEANDER

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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mosquito

ZAPPING ZIKA FROM YOUR FLORIDA LANDSCAPE

[caption id="attachment_5579" align="alignleft" width="300"] Potentially Zika Carrying Mosquito[/caption] Doesn’t matter where you see standing water – in your plant saucers, birdbaths or kiddy pool -- you’re looking at a potential breeding ground for a mosquito-borne disease that’s emerging in Florida, Texas, Illinois and New York. As imported cases of Zika…

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