Category: Home Landscapes

Nothing Says Fall Like Pumpkins!

harvested pumpkins in the bed of pioneer wagon

Chris Vann-Extension Agent-Agriculture/4-H Fall isn’t fall until you have eaten your first piece of pumpkin pie. Pumpkins are enjoyed by many people, never knowing how they originally got their start in traditional America. The word pumpkin originated from… Read More

Water Recycling, Reclaiming and Reuse

purple pipes mean recylced water

Chris Vann-Extension Agent-Agriculture/4-H With a growing population, running out of water is a big concern.  Wells are constantly being placed for new homes which are causing springs, aquifers, streams and lakes to go dry.  How can we help… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Practices

florida-friendly landscaping

Chris Vann-Extension Agent-Agriculture/4-H If you live in Florida, you know that the weather is hot and dry most of the time.  How can you keep your yard beautiful all of the time and be economically friendly, even through… Read More

Frogs: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

How do you react when you see a frog?  Are you frightened and run away, fascinated and want to catch one, hungry and want to eat the legs, or disgusted and turn your head?  Most frogs are quite… Read More

Spiders: The Unwanted House Guest

close-up of jumping spider

  Spiders!  Eek!  Just the word sends chills down your spine. They are creepy and scary, but most spiders serve a purpose other than causing terror to the homes they invade.  In their natural environment (including human dwellings)… Read More

Did a Storm Damage Your Palm Trees?: Care After the Storm

palm trees infron a structure being blowin in hurrican winds

  While many palm species are adapted to windstorms, a hurricane or major storm can damage even the most tolerant palm trees.  Make sure to wait until after the storm to venture outside and assess damage.  Once an… Read More

After the Hurricane: Cleaning Up Safely

chainsaw safety gear

After a hurricane there is usually debris, limbs, trees fallen and other property damage. Homeowners can be seriously injured while doing their own tree work.  It is always a good idea to consult a professional before taking on… Read More