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Is it just me, or is there something about Spring that makes you really want to get out and enjoy your yard?

But it can be hard to relax and enjoy when your trees look like this…

12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard-Rugose Spiraling Whitefly Palm

This is the sixth of 12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Recently, we’ve discovered a new threat to the beauty of our tropical landscapes: the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly. This particular whitefly first appeared in Florida in 2009 and is believed to have arrived from Central America. The Rugose Spiraling Whitefly can attack a wide range of host plants — from gumbo limbos and cocoplums to live oaks, mangoes, and a variety of palms.

Have your plants been infested by Rugose Spiraling Whiteflies? Read the rest of this entry »

Palm trees are an indispensable part of the Southwest Florida landscape—nothing says paradise like our majestic palms.

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This is the fifth of 12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard,
which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Palm Tree Care Fort Myers Naples 2With their leafy fronds rustling in the gentle breeze, they signal that you and your family live in a tropical eden. But palms need optimal care to look their very best, and there are a few points you should consider when it comes to caring for your palm trees.

One of the most important elements to remember when evaluating your palm trees is the condition of the soil. There are more than 2,000 species of palm trees in the world, and each one differs in terms of its salt and drought tolerance.

Palm Tree Care Fort Myers Naples 3Unlike many trees, palm trees do not have deep branching roots that reach far beneath the top layer of soil. Instead, they have a compact root ball that does not increase in size even as the tree grows. This shallow root system means that palm trees look to the top soil to provide most of the nutrients required for growth. Often this top soil is nutrient-deficient, and you’ll require special fertilizer to ensure optimal health for your palms.

Palms can often become deficient in boron, potassium, magnesium, and manganese. Look for symptoms like yellow streaking or mottling, leaf tips that are dead and curled, or orange coloring at the base of leaves. Depending on the nutrient that’s missing, you can add a specific fertilizer to target the problem. A good maintenance fertilizer is also required to keep your palms healthy. Read the rest of this entry »

Larue is Our Name and Education is Our Game!

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On October 29th

Have you ever wondered how to keep your grass green
or get rid of a household pest problem?

Where do you start when you want to learn more about any given topic?

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I bet the first thing you do is search the Internet for free, helpful information and photos… am I right?

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Will Rugose Spiraling Whiteflies Kill My Palm Trees?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On August 12th

Are you worried that Rugose Spiraling Whiteflies will kill your plants and palm trees?

If you’re like many homeowners in Naples, Fort Myers and their surrounding areas, landscaping is more than just a monetary investment, it’s a labor of love. Your yard is something you put a lot of time into planning and nurturing, so it can be scary to see it suddenly wilting and dropping leaves prematurely.

We understand…but don’t lose hope!   Read the rest of this entry »

2012: A Great Year for Larue Pest Management

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On February 8th

We hope you had a great 2012 and are enjoying 2013 so far!

January seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye, so before 2013 is here and gone, I thought it might be nice to share some of the highlights from the past year at Larue Pest Management.

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2012 was a very successful year for us, which included: Read the rest of this entry »