Foliar Necrosis and Palm Freeze Damage

Types of Cold Damage

 

Here is a great explanation on Palm Damage from our reading material here at Edwards Landscape Management. Straight from University of Floridas Ag Dept.

"There are essentially three types of cold weather events that can injure palms. Chilling injury occurs in tropical species at temperatures above freezing and occasionally as high as 50°F. However, the absolute temperature at which chilling injury occurs is less useful as a predictor of damage than the degree of cold acclimation a particular palm has experienced. For instance, a tropical palm acclimated to night temperatures of 70°F, but suddenly subjected to a single night of 45°F, may experience some foliar necrosis (dead tissue) as a result. However, if that same palm had experienced gradually decreasing temperatures over a period of weeks, it may not show any cold injury symptoms until exposed to temperatures in the low to middle 30s°F.

Chilling injury symptoms include leaflet discoloration and/or necrosis (Fig. 1), which occurs within days of the cool or cold weather. Since newly expanded leaves are usually more cold hardy than mature leaves (Larcher and Winter 1981), the youngest leaves may be unaffected or show only mild symptoms. In coconut palms, younger leaves may show reddish blotches on the upper surfaces of the leaflets  while mature leaves may show extensive necrosis from the base of each leaf to its tip ). While potassium deficiency, which is almost ubiquitous in palms in Florida (see Potassium Deficiency in Palms, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep269), also causes leaflet necrosis, this necrosis is most severe on the oldest leaves toward the leaf tips  Thus, the sudden appearance of extensive leaflet necrosis on mid- and lower-canopy leaves caused by cold temperatures can be fairly easily distinguished from the leaf tip necrosis on the oldest leaves caused by potassium deficiency. "

 

University of Florida's Ag Extension has been an instrumental part to my companies training and extensive knowledge on everything involving landscaping. Thank you for the hard, studious work you guys put in so that Companies like myself can succeed and ensure Best Management Practices

Water Awareness.. How much water are you losing?

Great infographic put together and sent over to me from the staff at Ewing. Ewing is an irrigation supplier we are proud to have as a vendor.  

 

Remember for all of your Landscape and Irrigation needs in Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar ,and Destin,call Team Edwards at  Edwards Landscape Management  ! 

- JT  

850.391.8675

 

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Scented Geraniums "Bug Bite Proof" Plant#5

The geraniums lemon scent reminds me of citronella grass. And a bonus is they have beautiful blooms and are fast-growing, fond of warm, dry climates. Full Sun to Partial Shade. In the winter be sure to bring them inside but give them plenty of light!

 

Remember for all of your Landscape needs in Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar ,and Destin,call Team Edwards at  Edwards Landscape Management  ! 

- JT  
850.391.8675

Thank you Tasteforlife.com for the picture.

Basil is our Bug Bite Proof Plant #4

 Here’s another herb that lives a secret life as a pest repellent. She works hard day and night to keep flies and mosquitoes at bay.  There are many types of basil and they are all effective. Mix it up a bit in the garden... and in the kitchen

 

Remember for all of your Landscape needs in Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar ,and Destin,call Team Edwards at  Edwards Landscape Management  ! 

- JT  
850.391.8675

Great idea from wilderquarterly.com

Rosemary is our"Bug Bite Proof Plant" #3

This herb has a woody scent that does best in containers, but can be used in borders or anywhere in hot, dry climates.

BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE..... you can also use it as seasoning.

Remember for all of your Landscape needs in Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar ,and Destin,call Team Edwards at  Edwards Landscape Management  ! 

- JT  
850.391.8675

 

PS: You can email me directly to at JT@TeamEdwardsLandscape.com

 

 Thanks to loverslanenursery.com for the picture

Thanks to loverslanenursery.com for the picture

Catmint - Bug Bite Proof Plant #2

Catmint or catnip is an amazing mosquito repellent, according to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. In an Iowa State University study, catmint was found to be 10 times more effective than DEET, the chemical used in most insect repellants.

 

Remember for all of your Landscape needs in Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar ,and Destin ,call Team Edwards at  Edwards Landscape Management  ! 

- JT  
850.391.8675

 

 Thanks macgardens.org for the picture.

Thanks macgardens.org for the picture.

CITRONELLA GRASS-Bug Bite Proof Plant #1

Today is our first release of the top picks,  to help your outdoor living space be " Bug Bite Free"  

( in no particular order)

 DRUM ROLL PLEASE

Number 1 : Known for its award winning smell in outdoor candles and tiki torches worldwide....  I introduce to you... Citronella Grass.  She is the most commonly used natural ingredient in mosquito repellants.  I recommend planting this plant in a container as she doesn't do well with frost. However, for my friends down south in the warmer climates, feel free to plant them in direct sunlight.

Remember for all of your Landscape and Lawn Care needs in Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar ,and Destin ,call Team Edwards at  Edwards Landscape Management  ! 

- JT  
850.391.8675

 

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Preventative Tree Care Before Hurricane Season

As a  Landscape Company in the Fort Walton Beach - Destin area, Edwards Landscape faces and overcomes many challenges through out the seasons. Every summer we keep our fingers crossed that all hurricanes in the Gulf will miss us!  However, we like to stay prepared and minimize damage with a little preventative maintenance with proper tree care. High winds and heavy rains can spell TROUBLE for weak and distressed tree limbs. A solid deep-rooted tree more than likely will not fall during a storm, but the weak limbs in the canopy may. Broken, dead and damaged limbs can be ripped from trees during a storm and can be transformed into dangerous debris. To help prevent this, I recommend regular pruning over the course of the tree's life. Not only will your tree look great but it will also create a sturdy, well-spaced framework of healthy branches that allows wind to flow freely through. Remember for all of your Landscape and Lawn Care needs in the Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar and Destin area , call Edwards Landscape ! 

-JT
850-391-8675

Mulch Makes A Difference

Mulching is the most economical way to instantly improve the esthetics of your landscape , giving your property a neat , professional appearance. Aside from visually enhancing your borders and beds, mulch stabilizes soil, conserves water, and aids in reducing weeds. However, if the mulch is too deep, or "volcanoed " around the base of trees, and can harm actually harm your landscape by inviting insects and disease. If you want to add instant value to your landscape, call me today to ask me about our different mulches for your property!  Remember for all of your Landscape and Lawn Care needs in the Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar and Destin area , call Edwards Landscape ! 


- JT
850.391.8675

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