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Mexican Bean Beetles: Identification, Damage and Control (With Pictures)

Mexican Bean Beetles: Identification, Damage and Control

The Mexican bean beetle is a small orange-brown winged insect that looks like an oval shaped ladybug with sixteen black spots arranged in three rows. The adult Mexican bean beetles measure 0.23” to 0.27” long (6 – 7 mm).

The Fastest Growing Fruits (With Pictures)

The Fastest Growing Fruits (With Pictures)

Fast-growing fruits like strawberries, raspberries, figs, and melons are ideal for getting a bumper crop of juicy, tasty fruits. Many types of fast-growing fruits can be ready in the same season when you plant them. Other types of fruit trees may take two or three seasons to get established but then produce fruit early in the growing season. What’s more, you can grow many fruits fast without much effort.

Oak Tree Leaves: Identification Guide (With Pictures)

Oak Tree Leaves: Identification Guide (With Pictures)

Oak tree leaves are characterized by their deep, rounded, or pointed lobes. Looking at the shape, size, and lobe tips can help identify if the oak tree belongs to the red oak family or the white oak family. Additionally, oak leaf identification can also help determine the individual species of the oak tree.

Types of Helicopter Seeds (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Types of Helicopter Seeds (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Helicopter seeds are the winged seeds of several species of deciduous trees. These papery, winged seeds are named helicopter seeds because they fall to the ground in whirling motion—just like a helicopter’s rotor blades. The primary types of trees producing helicopter seeds are maple, ash, elm, and sycamore trees. The wind can then disperse spinning helicopter seeds far from the host tree, helping the trees to flourish in a woodland landscape.

Yellow Flowering Lawn Weeds: Identification and Control (With Pictures)

Yellow Flowering Lawn Weeds: Identification and Control

Yellow-flowering lawn weeds can make maintaining a beautiful garden challenging. The weedy plants with yellow flowers can affect the aesthetic beauty of your lush turfgrass. Also, with their invasive growth, the yellow weeds can drain the soil of nutrients and take over your beautiful green lawn. And it seems that certain yellow-flowering weeds have the uncanny ability to appear without warning after a rain shower.

White Flowering Weeds in Lawn: Identification and Control (With Pictures)

White Flowering Weeds in Lawn: Identification and Control

Weeds with white flowers can spoil the appearance of a beautiful lawn. White-flowering lawn weeds seem to pop up from nowhere, causing a plethora of white spots and patches of thick weedy leaves to spoil your lawn’s appearance. And eradicating white lawn weeds can be challenging because the invasive plants easily spread via underground stems or seeds dispersed on the wind after blooming.

Types of Purple Weeds in Grass: Identification Guide with Pictures

Purple Weeds in Grass: Identification

Purple weeds in grass can be a nuisance if you want to maintain a lush, green lawn. The pesky purple flowers in the turfgrass can detract from the beauty of your front or backyard lawn. And trying to get rid of broadleaf weeds with purple flowers can be challenging. It seems that as soon as you pull out the purple flower weeds from the grass, they emerge again a few weeks later. Also, some fast-spreading weeds seem to materialize as if from nowhere after rainfall.

Florida Vines: Flowering, Evergreen (With Pictures)

Florida Vines: Flowering, Evergreen (With Pictures)

Flowering and evergreen vines are ideal landscaping solutions for Florida gardens. Climbing plants with flowers or evergreen foliage can grow on trellises, over arbors and pergolas, or hide fences. Additionally, flowering plants with spreading stems can grow as ground cover, help screen a backyard, cascade over a wall, or look stunning in a hanging basket on a patio. Regardless of your landscaping goals, many types of vines are ideal for Florida landscapes.

The Best Florida Perennial Flowers – Identification Guide (With Pictures)

Florida Perennial Flowers - Identification Guide

Perennial flowers for Florida are a great addition to a garden landscape to add color, greenery, and texture. Flowers that come back year after year are perfect low-maintenance landscaping solutions. Flowering shrubs, ground cover plants, and beautiful vining plants with stunning flowers beautify a southern garden. In addition, planting perennials in a front yard can improve curb appeal. In contrast, perennial shrubs in a backyard boost aesthetics and act as a privacy screen.

Types of Lawn Weeds (With Their Picture and Name) – Identification and Control

Types of Lawn Weeds

Lawn weeds are pesky unwelcome plants that can destroy your lawn’s beautiful appearance. But getting a weed-free lawn can be challenging. Not all lawn weeds look alike. And some types of grassy weeds like crabgrass and nutsedge look like grass and are hard to identify. Other invasive broadleaf weeds in lawns can have purple or yellow flowers. Because stubborn weeds like creeping Charlie, dandelions, and oxalis have creeping roots, the unwanted plants can be hard to get rid of in a healthy lawn.