Gardening

Your Monthly Garden Chores for September

Pichest / iStock / Getty Images Plus - Divide and transplant clumping perennials, such as Lily of the Nile (agapanthus), swamp lilies (crinum lilies) and daylilies (hemerocallis). - Sow seeds of cool-weather vegetables, such as lettuce, spinach, mustard and radishes. Transplant…

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…

Your August Garden Chores

Tim UR / shutterstock.com - Trim back perennials and annuals to encourage a fall flush of blooms. - Give your citrus trees a final application of fertilizer for the year. Use a formula developed specifically for citrus and follow the…