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Get Rid of Pests Invasive to Your Plants

July 4th, 2012

White flies, aphids and mealy bugs are the Florida gardener’s worst enemy. These invasive pests can quickly infiltrate and colonize a garden. Although they first attack tender, new growth, they rapidly spread to older leaves, twigs and stems, wreaking havoc on established plants within as little as 72 hours. How to Tell if You Have […]

Tampa Bay Summer Storms Don’t Water Plants Enough

May 21st, 2012

Are your plants dying of thirst? The persistent drooping foliage or yellowed leaves you notice may be the result of more than high summer temperatures. The frequent, intense afternoon cloudbursts typical of the summer months often lead Tampa-area homeowners to believe that their trees, lawns and gardens are adequately watered. In fact, short periods of […]

Treating Fungal Leaf Spot in Tampa Bay Ornamental Shrubs

April 10th, 2012

Customers often call with concerns about their formerly healthy ornamental hedges and shrubs. Once brilliantly green and thriving viburnum, Indian hawthorn or other evergreen bushes are now sporting yellowed foliage marred with brown mottling or spots like the ones on the right of the picture below. Fungal leaf spot is a common problem in the […]

Copper Fungi or Algae on Tampa Plants

October 27th, 2010

We commonly hear from our customers that a lot of the plants they have start forming a copper colored fungus or algae all over the leaves.  This is very common as the dew point increases every night during the Fall in Tampa.  The increase in moisture leads to an ugly mildew or algae.  The solution […]

Tips for Replanting Potted Plants like Ixora and Crotons

September 15th, 2010

We often get questions from customers about how to go about transferring potted plants into the front yard to add to your Tampa landscaping.  Many ask about Crotons or Ixoras, the Jungle Geranium.  We always recommend not to put the Ixoras right next to the house, put them further out.  They tend to continually absorb […]

Vines as Ground Cover for Tampa Bay

August 1st, 2010

Carolina Jasmine and Creeping Fig can be a very good solutions when you are looking for ways to cover areas around your property with foliage.

Don't Water Your Tampa Plants in the Evening

February 15th, 2010

Don’t make the typical mistake of watering your plants at night.

Don’t Water Your Tampa Plants in the Evening

February 15th, 2010

Don’t make the typical mistake of watering your plants at night.