Audrey Post, Ms. Grow-it-all®

Threat to lawns

Illustration by Saige Roberts Tropical sod webworms (Herpetogramma phaeopteralis Guenée) are caterpillars that chew on blades of grass, resulting in a lawn that looks ragged, thin and brown. Despite their name, they are not limited to the tropics and have been…

Your July Garden Chores

zawafoto / shutterstock.com - You can still plant heat-loving vegetables, such as eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, cherry tomatoes and okra.  - Prune hydrangeas and gardenias after they’ve finished blooming. Do NOT prune azaleas or camellias, or you’ll risk removing flower buds.…

Leafy Larvae

Illustration by Saige Roberts Citrus Leafminer The Citrus Leafminer (Phyllocnistis citrella) attacks all types of citrus trees anywhere in Florida. The adult is a small moth that lays eggs on the undersides of young, tender leaves. The eggs hatch and…