Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program | Homeowners | Collier County Extension

Isabelle Way Landscape Agent

Steps to Yard Recognition To receive Florida Yard & Neighborhoods recognition, your landscape: Must be free of invasive exotic plants. Meets the standards of the community in which they are located. Should be attractive to the general public. … Read More

Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program | Commercial Properties and Community Associations | Collier County Extension

Isabelle Way Landscape Agent

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program for Commercial Properties and Community Associations in Collier County The Community Associations Program is based on the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles.  The program offers on-site landscape evaluations to managers, officers and board members of community associations, and… Read More

EVENT: 2018 Naples Yard and Garden Show | Collier County Extension

Isabel Lawn&Garden

Naples Yard and Garden Show October 20th and 21st, 2018 Do you want to learn more about how to grow orchids or bonsai successfully? Or you simply want to learn about fruit tree pruning or unique container design?… Read More

Annoying Creeping “Worms” Inside Homes and Everywhere Are Most Likely Millipedes

NEWLY MOLTED RUSTY MILLIPEDE

This year, I’ve had more calls about roaming “worms”  before rainy season than ever before (usually they move inside a few weeks after rainy season stops).  “What are all these crunchy worms on our lanai and side walls and in… Read More

Do You Have Rusty Staining Under the Old Bucida (Black Olive) Tree? It’s the caterpillars or galls.

Bucida staining

Staining is caused by caterpillar frass and string-bean-like mite galls, not plant leaves or fruit. It doesn’t occur every year so there is no need to remove trees because of the staining. In an attempt to reduce homeowner… Read More

Cane Toads Start Hoppin’ When the Rain Starts Droppin’- Do You Know Where Your Dog Is?

cane toad

Protect your dog from straying into a Cane toad at night- they can be deadly and/or the consequences expensive to deal with at the veterinarians! See these 2 fact sheets: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/09/Can-Toad-update-Aug-2018-BLOG-DougC.pdf  and http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/05/Cane-Toad-Johnson-6pp-2017-BLOG.pdf

WORKSHOP: Food Preservation 101 May 16, 2018

Tomatoes and tomato sauce

If you enjoy growing your own fruits and vegetables, come to the UF/IFAS Extension Collier County workshop to learn all the different ways you can preserve your harvest at home. Preserving and processing foods at home also means… Read More

Royal Palm Bug (Xylastodoris luteolus) Attacks New Growth, Spear Leaf Fronds and Leaflets. Neonics are Effective for Royal Palm Bug Control.

Royal palm bugs in fold of spear leaf

Above: Royal palm bugs and fecal spotting in unopened frond. Find publication here: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/03/Royal_Palm_Bug_mgmt_Caldwell__Ali_FSHS_proceedings1.pdf Damage by the royal palm bug  is most severe in spring and early summer. The populations then apparently subside until the following spring  … Read More

Florida Native Shrub, Florida Swampprivet, Has Plant Bug Pest (Miridae) that was Discovered in 2010-2011.

privet bug spottin

 The gooey, shmear spotting is the plant bug excrement. When scouting, you may not see the insects, but their spotting gives them away. Tropidosteptes forestierae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae): A New Species of Plant Bug Injuring Ornamental Florida… Read More