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The key to harvesting fall garden vegetables is preparing and planting at the right time. Most fall garden vegetables actually need to be planted in mid to late summer to be ready for harvest by fall.
Fall garden vegetables include beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collards, fennel, greens, kale, lettuce, radishes, scallions, and turnips.
Challenges gardeners face during this time is the heat. Making sure you keep your seeds watered and adding…Continue
Added by Larry's Garden on August 22, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
August is known for its scorching summer heat. Sometimes it is so hot that we forget to keep maintaining and harvesting our gardens. Your garden is hardier than you think and there are plenty of tasks to do that can keep it growing longer and prep for the fall season.
Added by Larry's Garden on August 19, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Lantana, or shrub verbena is perfect if you live in a hot climate or looking for a rewarding low maintenance flowering plant. These plants flourish in full sun with well drained, moist soil. They're easy to grow in containers or in the ground and their flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. They are well known for their colorful blooms that last longer than the summer.
With over 150 varieties of Lantana, there are endless amounts of color combinations to work…Continue
Added by Larry's Garden on August 17, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Crepe Myrtles are prominent in Florida. In some parts of town, you can find one on every street. This tree blooms beautifully in the summer and can maintain itself throughout the year.
Seeing a Crepe Myrtle in its prime time can sometimes rush gardeners into purchasing one too quick. Before purchasing one, make certain the one you pick out is the size, shape, and color you prefer. This is important because Crepe Myrtles can range in size from a dwarf all the way up to 30 ft.…Continue
Added by Larry's Garden on August 15, 2016 at 9:25am — No Comments
With large flower heads and a variety of colors, Hydrangeas are hard to not love. Depending on the pH of the soil, these flower heads can change color.
When little else is in bloom in the summer, Hydrangeas can bloom mid-summer all the way to fall with the proper care.
Hydrangeas like moist rich soil. If the soil isn't rich, you could add compost to help. If the soil is already rich enough, fertilization might not be necessary.
Only cut away…Continue
Added by Larry's Garden on August 12, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Most plants struggle with maintaining their vibrant and radiant color in the strong summer heat. Luckily, there are plants that can tolerate it even towards the end of the growing season.
Plants that you can count on blooming through the summer would include Penta flower, Coreopsis, Scarlet Rosemallow/Hibiscus Coccineus, Helianthus Angustifolius and Salicifolius, and Salvia Mystic Spires.
Penta Flower …Continue
Added by Larry's Garden on August 10, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Espoma is one of the few fertilizers that you can be confident in to trust around kids, pets, and the environment. It is organic, all natural, chemical-free, and affordable. Not only is it safe, it has more slow release Nitrogen than the normal lawn fertilizer and will not burn yards because of the naturally…Continue
Added by Larry's Garden on August 8, 2016 at 11:53am — No Comments
Just like humans, each type of rose has their own character. This means that along with other plants, you can't anticipate every rose to grow the same. Some of the many different varieties include old roses, modern/hybrid roses, wild roses, climbing roses, shrub roses, and tree roses.
Selecting the most suitable kind of rose for your garden begins with determining which do best in your zone. Before planting, make sure they are in a spot that gets at least 6 hours of direct sun…Continue
Added by Larry's Garden on August 8, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Maintaining your garden during the summer is key to keeping your plants healthy and ready for the fall season. Summer requires a lot of extra attention, especially in the Florida heat.
Summer is prime for pests and diseases. Watching for pests everyday is one way to ensure you are keeping them off your plants. However, there are many types of good insects in the garden. For example, ladybugs, lacewings, and praying mantis will feed on other unfavorable…Continue
Added by Larry's Garden on August 5, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments
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The Tecoma Stans Tree is sometimes called Yellow Elder or Yellow Trumpet- Flower. It is a fast growing, shrub, or small tree. They are…Continue
Added by Larry's Garden on August 1, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
We have a lot of Flax Lilly bordering several beds in our yard and they used to look great. But now they have mostly all turned brown with a streaky rust look. What can I do or use or do I need to cut back to the ground and see what they do? Thanks.
Added by Jim Andrews on May 19, 2016 at 10:06am — No Comments
Trying to find more of Super Humic spray fertilizer, Tried Ace at beach , say they don't carry it. Please advise.
Added by Robert Gabriszeski on May 3, 2016 at 8:48am — No Comments
A 1940's study on the effects of 2-4-D on Nutsedge. Thought it was interesting.
Added by Mike N on April 19, 2016 at 9:03am — No Comments
I am getting this fine vine looking thing in the flowers and in the lawn in places. What is it and how to get rid of it?
Added by Jay on April 3, 2016 at 8:52pm — No Comments
I have recently sprayed some Image Weed Killer on my lawn. I am wanting to put down some 'Weed and Feed' and am unsure whichr to get the Bayer 3-1 or Scott's Bonus S. Also how long after applying the Image should I wait until putting the other down. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Added by Mike on March 27, 2016 at 9:25pm — No Comments
Added by Mike Vanderhorst on March 17, 2016 at 2:36pm — No Comments
My lawn is a mix of St. Augustine and Bermuda grass. I have two questions I hope can be answered here. My entire lawn has sticker burrs throughout. Is there a product on the market that will eliminate the sticker burrs and not hurt the Augustine and Bermuda grass mix.
Also, is there a pre-emergent that will work on my mixed lawn without damaging either types of grasses. When I went to the store, I read the bottles and all I could find was "for use on St.…Continue
Added by Theresa Hogan on March 14, 2016 at 12:53pm — No Comments
I want to try to treat my lawn on my own this time around for weeds instead of hiring one of those lawn companies. Should I start treating now for weeds and what do you suggest I use? I am including some pics of my lawn and what I bought to use for treating it. Should I return this for something else? I am very interested as to what you think I should start using and when.