Category: Pests & Disease

Carpenter Bees Bore Problems

by Les Harrison There are certain sounds which cannot be ignored. They convey an immediate message which calls the listener to be alert and prepared. These noises, even here in the Florida panhandle, are uniquely distinct and are… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers Provide Valuable Service to Community

Master Gardener volunteers with the UF – Citrus County Extension Service were very busy in 2017 providing a valuable service of gardening solutions to our county. Highly trained volunteers have been hard at work since 1987 with the most… Read More

FACT SHEETS | Solutions for SW Florida Landscape Publications

FACT SHEETS | Lawn & Landscape Publications A-Z A Annuals of Fla (pdf – also Bedding Plants) B Bedding Plants (pdf – see also Annuals) Boron Deficiency (pdf) Brazilian Cherry or Grumichama (pdf) Brown Patch in St Augustine Grass… Read More

CLASS: Limited commercial “Roundup” license seminar and exam

If you do landscape maintenance for hire, on private or commercial properties, and wish to apply pesticides (including Roundup), this six-hour training class is required to obtain the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) license (commonly called the “Roundup… Read More

A bug is afoot – a leaf-footed bug

By Ralph E. Mitchell One spring/summer plant pest that really bugs me is the leaf-footed bug.  Just as its name implies, the back legs of this insect have  leaf-like projections easily seen by the naked eye.  The leaf-footed… Read More

Weed of the Week- Spiderwort

Spiderwort Spiderwort is a native perennial species with a large, fleshy stem and long, grass-like leaves.  Flowers have three petals that are normally purple to pink in color.  Spiderwort emerges in early spring and produces seed throughout the… Read More