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|WINTER WEEDS - Stimulated by winter rains. Don't allow them to mature and produce seed.|
|APHIDS ON VEGETABLES, TREES & SHRUBS|
|SPIDER MITES can be expected with warming weather and spring winds. Rinse them off foliage with a forceful fine spray of water every week or so during this season, mitacides may be necessary.|
|FLEA BEETLES on grape and flower leaves, as well as ground covers.|
|CITRUS BLOOM AND FRUIT DROP can be minimized by moderately watering trees on a two-week schedule during the blooming and fruit-set season.|
|THRIPS in citrus bloom will do little harm, and sprays may harm honeybees.
Click here for photo Adult thrip.
|RIPE FRUIT DROP OF CITRUS may be provoked by spring rains, irritations or winds.|
|MILDEW on Roses, Euonymus, Cucurbits & Grapes – due to carry-over infection from last year.|
|BIRDS AND WORMS can devour enlarging vegetable seedlings. Carbaryl or Bacillus thuringiensis is effective for worms and net coverings are the nest practical control for birds.|
|SEASONAL LEAF DROP may be more noticeable following irrigation’s.|
|PLANT YOUNG CITRUS TREES DURING MARCH AND APRIL. One to three year old trees transplant most satisfactorily. Larger trees are more expensive and suffer more shock.|
|PRUNE HEDGES NOW, ESPECIALLY IF THEY NEED MORE THAN NORMAL CUT-BACK. This will allow them to refoliate before chances of burn from the hot summer sun. Then fertilize and water in thoroughly.|
|PREVENT WEEDS FROM GOING TO SEED. Cut off seed heads before they mature and dry.|
|DON'T DETHATCH BERNUDAGRASS & HYBRID BERMUDAGRASS lawns until mid to late April.|
|CHECK YOUNG TREES FOR STAKE & TIE INJURIES – Correct. Stake trees only when necessary.|
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