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Category: Home Landscapes

Master Gardener Plant Clinics | Collier County Extension

Having difficulty with your shrubs?  Don’t know what kind of insect is attacking your plants?  Check with the Master Gardeners for solutions to gardening and landscape problems such as plant identification, insect and disease identification, soil pH testing and… Read More

Urban Horticulture | Florida Friendly Landscaping | Collier County Extension

Subscribe to the Green Gazette  The mission of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is to educate Floridians about science-based, environmentally friendly landscaping practices and to encourage them to conserve and protect our water resources by applying Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Principles… Read More

Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program | Homeowners | Collier County Extension

Isabelle Way Landscape Agent

Steps to Yard Recognition To receive Florida Yard & Neighborhoods recognition, your landscape: Must be free of invasive exotic plants. Meets the standards of the community in which they are located. Should be attractive to the general public. … Read More

Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program | Commercial Properties and Community Associations | Collier County Extension

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program for Commercial Properties and Community Associations in Collier County The Community Associations Program is based on the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles.  The program offers on-site landscape evaluations to managers, officers and board members of community associations, and… Read More

Annoying Creeping “Worms” Inside Homes and Everywhere Are Most Likely Millipedes

NEWLY MOLTED RUSTY MILLIPEDE

This year, I’ve had more calls about roaming “worms”  before rainy season than ever before (usually they move inside a few weeks after rainy season stops).  “What are all these crunchy worms on our lanai and side walls and in… Read More

Do You Have Rusty Staining Under the Old Bucida (Black Olive) Tree? It’s the caterpillars or galls.

Bucida staining

Staining is caused by caterpillar frass and string-bean-like mite galls, not plant leaves or fruit. It doesn’t occur every year so there is no need to remove trees because of the staining. In an attempt to reduce homeowner… Read More

Cane Toads Start Hoppin’ When the Rain Starts Droppin’- Do You Know Where Your Dog Is?

cane toad

Protect your dog from straying into a Cane toad at night- they can be deadly and/or the consequences expensive to deal with at the veterinarians! See these 2 fact sheets: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/09/Can-Toad-update-Aug-2018-BLOG-DougC.pdf  and http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/05/Cane-Toad-Johnson-6pp-2017-BLOG.pdf

Florida Native Shrub, Florida Swampprivet, Has Plant Bug Pest (Miridae) that was Discovered in 2010-2011.

privet bug spottin

 The gooey, shmear spotting is the plant bug excrement. When scouting, you may not see the insects, but their spotting gives them away. Tropidosteptes forestierae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae): A New Species of Plant Bug Injuring Ornamental Florida… Read More

Fact Sheet: Ixora leaf spots and chlorosis are common. What to do?

Ixora

What are those purple leaf spots? Why are these leaves yellowing and dying? See this fact sheet (as well as video) to grow healthy ixora:                                 1. To get the fact sheet, click here:  Ixora Spots: A… Read More