Attacking pests or diseases when they first appear can prevent them from becoming big problems. Watch for thrips, scale, and mites on ornamental plants because they become more active in warm and wet weather.

Prepare for hurricane season by checking trees for damaged or weak branches and prune if needed.

Trees that show the best wind resistance include Gumbo Limbo, Buttonwood, Live Oak, and Pindo Palms.

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