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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 11 AM EST SATURDAY * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for the Sat AM high tide near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 3 AM to 11 AM EST Saturday. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft Sat PM into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for the Saturday evening high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Spring is Here

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Spring is a time of rebirth as all of our plants awken from their dormancy and begin to grow for another year. I have already noticed the buds swelling on magnolias and some maples. Spring ...

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Spring is a time of rebirth as all of our plants awken from their dormancy and begin to grow for another year. I have already noticed the buds swelling on magnolias and some maples.
Spring is also the time that many insects begin to stir and multiply. While we have not had any GDD (Growing Degree days) reported by Cornell Cooperative Extension as a gauge of insect development.
Dormant Oil treatments should be done now to suffocate any early active insects , their eggs and over wintering adults. Be careful with the oil however! It will turn any blue plant green for a year. Blue spruces should not be treated unless there is a major needle scale problem. Also avoid junipers, Chamaecyparis, cedars, firs and spruces. These plants have been known to have phytotoxic reactions to the oils. (The oils cause disruptions in the cell walls of the plant.)
Now is also the perfect time to do your early season fertilization. Stay away from heavy nitrogen in the spring, this will cause excessive new growth and can lead to weakened plants.
Planting should be done while it is cool still. The nurseries have received their fresh stock from the growers, and you can find whatever you need now.
As always, if you have any questions, or require a professional opinion on your landscape, do not hestitate to call or E-mail me. The phone numbers are: 516-496-7096 in Nassau, 631-698-4900 in Suffolk and E-mail is aplantdoctor64 @aol.com.