Plentiful rainfall throughout the summer of 2009 should result in prolific flowering of spring blooming shrubs such as azalea, but may also mean more insect and disease problems for local lawns and landscapes.
Predicting the future is not an exact science. That being said, there are factors about 2009 that can help predict some of what we can expect to experience in area lawns, landscapes and gardens in 2010. This is because plants, as well as their insect pests and diseases, are very reliant upon weather conditions for their survival and success, not only in the current season, but also in the year to come. With that in mind, the wet weather of 2009 certainly holds indications as to what we can expect for local lawns, landscapes, and gardens in 2010.
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