IPM Pest Control Blog

Cold Damage Recovery

The recent winter temperatures were low enough to cause cold injury to our annual flowers and coconut and royal palms. The following information will help produce a more favorable environment for these damaged plants and help aid in their rapid recovery. Flowers: Flowers damaged by the cold weather should be sheared to a point below which the damage occurred. After shearing, irrigation is essential to prevent excessive water stress and leaf desiccation. Your irrigation clock should be turned on and … READ MORE

Planting Tip:Plumbagos

Plumbagos are evergreen shrubs known for their prolific light blue flowers. Althouth they are becoming one of the most widely used flowering shrubs in Palm Beach County, they are high maintenance and short lived (3-5 years). Plumbagos do not like our hot, rainy weather and typically have yellowing leaves, loss of flowers and a weedy look toward the end of summer. They also decline from being over watered and are subject to attack by insects and diseases. Their interior canopy … READ MORE

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