Category: How To

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Jun 15, 2021

Spider Mites

These tiny sucking pests can quickly wreak-havoc on indoor and outdoor gardens. Many species of the spider mite (family: Tetranychidae), so common in North America, attack both indoor and outdoor plants. They can be especially destructive in greenhouses. Spider mites are not true insects, but are classed as a type of arachnid, relatives of spiders, […]

How To: Growing Palms Featured Image
May 21, 2021

How To: Growing Palms

How do palms grow? Many people who move to Florida want to have a palm tree in their garden- of course! Likewise, many people who do get palm trees in their garden- having moved from the north or wherever, don’t know much about palms and how they grow. This tutorial will help with that! Palms […]

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Jun 25, 2020

How To: Lichens

Frequently, customers come into the Garden Center with pictures or samples of lichen they have in their Garden. Most often people think that the lichen is killing their tree or plant. This is NOT the case. Lichens are moss like organisms that grow on the bark and branches of trees or shrubs. They do not […]

How To: Squiggly Lines on Fruit Tree Leaves Featured Image
Jun 15, 2020

How To: Squiggly Lines on Fruit Tree Leaves

What are the squiggly lines on my fruit tree leaves? Homeowners are often perturbed by the sight of silvery lines running through their fruit tree leaves and in turn, causing the leaves to become crumpled. This is caused by a bug called a leaf miner. Leaf miners are actually moths that will lay their eggs […]

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Jun 15, 2020

How To: Watering

How to water and how much! When you go home with new plants for your garden or when Verdego staff come and plant trees or palms, you are often given watering instructions. Why do you need to hand water? Newly planted plants/trees have immature root systems and it will take quite awhile for the tiny […]

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Jun 15, 2020

How To: Fertilizing

How and When to Fertilize The best products to fertilize your plants and trees with are good quality slow release products. Fertilizing with slow release products provides an even fertilization of the plant material over a period of 3-4 months, which water soluble products do not provide. Anything that is water soluble means that once […]