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Inspect and Wash to Prevent Azalea Lace Bug Damage

March 20, 2017

Now is the time to prevent your azaleas from being attacked by lace bugs. The azalea lace bug, Stephanitis pyrioides, overwinters as eggs on the underside of infested leaves. Eggs hatch in late March and early April. The insect then passes through ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Azalea, Best Management Practices, General Gardening, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Lace Bugs, Panhandle Gardening, Pests

Cool, Wet Spring Favors Azalea and Camellia Leaf Gall

May 12, 2016

Do you have azaleas or camellias with leaves that are thickened, curled and waxy in appearance? This is fairly common this year and is caused by a fungus. Exobasidium vaccinii is a fungus that causes leaves, and in some cases flower petals, ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Azalea, Azalea Leaf Gall, Camellia, Camellia Leaf Gall, Disease, General Gardening, Integrated Pest Management, Ornamental Shrubs, Panhandle Gardening, Pests, Shrubs

Experience the Mountains in Northwest Florida

April 21, 2016

If you are lucky enough to live on the southern Alabama edge of northwest Florida, you may want to see if you can find mountain laurel blooming now near the wooded creeks. Its native range stretches from southern Maine south to northern Florida, ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Fertilization, Flowers, Gardening, General Gardening, Insects, Mountain Laurel, Native Plants, Ornamental Shrubs, Panhandle Gardening, Pollinators, Shrubs

Properly Water to Establish a Lawn

April 7, 2016

When watering to establish a lawn or when renovating (redoing, patching, reestablishing, starting over, etc.) a lawn, we normally call for 2-3 “mists” throughout the day for the first 7-10 days until roots get established. These are just ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Best Management Practices, General Gardening, Installation, Irrigation, Irrigation System, Landscape, Landscaping, Lawn, Lawns, Panhandle Gardening, Rain Shut Off Device, Turf, Watering

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