Q: I have a weed that appears to be taking over my St. Augustine lawn. It seems to be born bearing seeds. Can you tell me what it is? Plus I was told to add lime to my… Read More
Category: Home Landscapes
Q: I let an area of my lawn empty for a few weeks as I was planning to re-sod. Now I have this weed all over the place. What is it?
A: Bringing in a fresh specimen during one of our plant clinics was beneficial. Often, when we describe weeds – they begin to all sound alike! Your weed is called carpetweed or green carpetweed, Mollugo verticillata, which is… Read More
A: Burweed is also known as Carpet burweed or lawn burweed from the genus Soliva. You mentioned being stuck when you tried to pull it up. There is a small spine on the end of each of the… Read More
A: Thanks for bringing me a sample to the plant clinic. The weed is called Brazilian pusley, Richardia brasiliensis. Brazil Pusley is an annual or perennial and looks similar to Florida pusley except it has a very deep,… Read More
Q: I would like to know the scientific name of beggerweed which has 3 leaves, a purple flower and grows about 8 inches tall and how to control it. A: I believe you are referring to the weed… Read More
Q: What is this horrible clover-like weed I am seeing everywhere, including my lawn. The flower is a round, yellow cluster. It runs similar to crabgrass but I think the leaves look like clover. My wife says it… Read More
Q: What is the weed that has big leaves at the bottom; puts up a thin stalk with a cluster of little yellow flowers at the top? It is not a dandelion. I see it every where now.
A: I believe you are describing Asiatic Hawksbeard, Youngia japonica. This is classified as a cool season annual although it has been known to survive our winters. It’s only means of reproduction is by seed so if you… Read More
A: The long thin lines on your tomato leaf are probably caused by the vegetable leafminer, Liriomyza sativae Blanchard. The information I am giving you is adapted from a University of Florida/IFAS publication called, “Vegetable Leafminer.” This insect is found commonly… Read More
A: I have had a deluge of tomato problems but this one is very common. It is called blossom end rot. The first thing is to be sure the tomatoes are being irrigated on a regular basis. Remember… Read More
A: After bringing in examples of your tomatoes, it was easy to identify this physiological problem called cat face. Physiological conditions are caused by weather or climate and therefore no application of pesticides is recommended. The symptoms are… Read More