Fertilizing Palms, a new episode from Your Central Florida Yard podcast

Your central Florida yard podcast cover with butterfly, tomato plant, and saw palmetto leafYellow palm fronds? What’s going on?

Are you interested in keeping your palm tree healthy and green? Learn what may be causing your palm trees to turn yellow, how long it can take to correct it, and what to look for in a palm fertilizer.  Find out in this episode of Your Central Florid Yard.

A new episode out now from Your Central Florida Yard

Your Central Florida Yard, a podcast from UF/IFAS Extension Polk County has a new episode on palm fertilizer. Listen to it on Spotify (below) or where ever you listen to podcasts.


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Your garden checklist

Palms are iconic in Florida! Look around your neighborhood and community as you walk or drive and you will see them everywhere. You may start to notice nutrient deficiencies which are often the cause of unsightly looking palms. Learning to recognize the symptoms can help you determine the cause. Our Plant Clinic is here to help if need assistance identify the symptoms on your palm. Remember t e right type of fertilizer is important for plant health, especially palms. Know your local fertilizer ordinance and if your palms are showing signs of lacking nutrients, use a recommended palm fertilizer like an 8-0-12+4Mg.  

Learn more

Check out our blog post, Why is My Palm Yellow? For photos of palms with nutrient deficiencies, and more information on management.

For more information, contact UF/IFAS Extension Polk County at (863) 519-1041 or visit us online at http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/polk. The Plant Clinic is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm to answer your gardening and landscaping questions. Give us a call or email us at polkmg@ifas.ufl.edu.

If you are not in Polk County, Contact your local UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic.

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Posted: March 22, 2024

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
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