Unlike many inexperienced so-called South Florida “landscapers”, -we have been in the business in South Florida for over 25 years. When we find common problems like “frizzle top” in palms, or 'florida holly' (also known as brazilian pepper) -sprouts all over the place at a new customer's property -we actually know what to do to solve these two problems, -which are found everywhere in South Florida. We encourage you to look up these two subjects -at the many websites available -that will explain in detail what to look for : Frizzle top: (http://www.palmtreegardens.com/nutritional- (pictures 7, 8 and 9)
Florida Holly: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_brazilian_pepper_tree
We have identified and helped deal with these problems, for many South Florida property owners and managers, -in contrast to their exiting landscape vendors, -who never were aware of these common issues, or what to do about them, and never brought them to their managers' attention.
These are two of the most common landscape problems in south Florida: the presence everywhere, of invasive 'florida holly' sprouts- usually in existing hedges, which can turn into large tangled trees, and: 'frizzle top' nutrient deficiencies showing up on palm trees. Frizzle top is basically a manganese deficiency, and with younger palms, can usually be cured; but, large, older palms are very difficult to cure, if they have been declining for a long time, -which is, unfortunately, what we frequently see, when we look at new properties. These problems are easy to solve in the first stages -if you know what to do! - and, can be very expensive to solve -if the problems are neglected, -and you end up with invasive weed tree sprouts everywhere, or sick, dying palms that could have been saved, -if you hired the right, knowledgeable landscaper.