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TRACKING THE TROPICS

On the map below, the circle over the Gulf of Mexico is for an area of low pressure heading toward Texas.  Development is not expected.  Also, we're tracking Cristobal and a tropical wave over the eastern Caribbean Sea that may become another depression though chances are low.

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DAYSIDE GARDEN 06/13/14

Updated: Monday, June 23 2014, 11:30 AM CDT
Gulf coasts yards are struggling this season.
First way too much rain, and lately not enough.
   
Now, a pest has emerged.
Channel Three's Kathryn Daniel finds out more for us in today's Dayside Garden.

Ground pearls are scale insects that attack grass, primarily centipede

The lay eggs in the spring
The crawlers or nymphs attach themselves to the roots of grass and suck the juice out

Causes stress to the grass like poor color and vigor

No chemical or biological control will help
Proper maintenance such as watering fertilizing and mowing
 

DAYSIDE GARDEN 06/13/14


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