When and how to fertilize ixora
and till it in with the remaining soil. Also, have the soil acidity tested and adjust if needed.
Make sure you are following a good care program for the new sod. Obtain a St. Augustine bulletin from your local UF Extension Office. Stay alert to turf decline due to fungal activity and apply a lawn fungicide to help control take-all root rot as needed. sprays are usually needed, following label instructions.
Possibly an easier, and often one-time, treatment is a systemic insecticide found at garden centers to use as a spray or soil treatment, following the label. With either of these treatments, you are not going to do a good job controlling adult whiteflies taking flight, so they have to be tolerated for a bit longer. Also, when the whiteflies are under control, the sooty mold gradually disappears.
Start the first ixora feeding in March and make followup applications in May, August and early October.