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How to care for azalea bushes

Azalea bushes provide a vibrant display of colors in the late winter and early spring in Northeast Florida, but, if not pruned at the appropriate time, they can also become large and unmanageable bushes during the rest of the year. … Continue reading

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How to take care of Crepe Myrtles

Crepe myrtle trees are easy to care for and flower from the late spring and into the fall. But, there are a few helpful hints to make sure you get the most out of your plant. Plant new crepe myrtles … Continue reading

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How to avoid pecan scab fungus

If you happen to notice small black spore-like spots on your pecan tree’s young leafs this spring you might be dealing with a disease common to the pecan tree called pecan scab fungus. In severe cases, the disease can defoliate … Continue reading

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Early spring care of citrus trees

Caring for your citrus trees in the early spring will help them produce a more bountiful harvest next winter. Start by fertilizing your trees. Make a circle around the tree about one foot from the longest branch. You don’t need … Continue reading

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Banana tree care in winter

Although they typically don’t bear fruit in Northeast Florida, banana trees do grow in our subtropical climate. But, because our climate isn’t quite as warm as it is further south, extra care must be taken to avoid the plants dying … Continue reading

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The best time to trim live oak trees

  Trees can be trimmed in Florida year-round, but the best time to trim live oaks is in the coldest and hottest months of the year. Beetles that spread a fungus, often called oak wilt, can damage live oaks, or … Continue reading

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Trimming palm trees

Unlike many other types of trees, palm trees tend to prune themselves when the dry yellow or brown fronds fall off. When the fronds don’t fall by themselves, however, it’s important to get them trimmed up to keep the tree … Continue reading

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Keeping your trees trimmed keeps them healthy

Proper tree maintenance is important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is keeping your trees attractive and healthy. It’s important to have them trimmed once a year or every other year to control their size, keep … Continue reading

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Tree roots can cost you money

Your trees’ roots may be competing for space with undergrown septic systems, pavement and even the foundation of your house - and the roots, given enough time, will ultimately win. Most active tree roots are in the top three feet of soil, and they … Continue reading

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Problem Vines

Climbing vines, if not properly controlled, can choke out your tree’s roots. There are a variety of climbing vines that grow in Northeast Florida, including English ivy, poison ivy and poison oak. Although these vines are not parasitic, meaning they … Continue reading

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