Category: Pests & Disease (Home Landscapes)

Soil Solarization

Summer in Florida is rapidly approaching and at this point, many farmers/gardeners take this time to take a break from their growing cycle, and use the summer months (June to August) to clean and reinvigorate their soil. They… Read More

The Caterpillars are Falling! (J. Moll – 3/22/17)

Each spring the cry rings out, “The caterpillars are falling out of the trees!”  These menaces are tussock moth caterpillars.  They drop down like rain from oak trees.  Besides the annoying presence of numerous hairy caterpillars, these insects… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Manage Yard Pests Responsibly

What is a pest? For me, the first thing that comes to mind is my brother. For this article, though, let’s focus on pests in the landscape. Diseases, insects and weeds are the major pests that vex homeowners…. Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Fertilize Appropriately

Fertilizer can increase the beauty and health of lawn and landscape. When used correctly. Used incorrectly, however, it can wreak havoc on yards, ecosystems and more.