When and how to fer­til­ize ixora

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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.

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