Tropical Storm Cindy’s early arrival soaked northwest Florida this month, followed by even more heavy rain. Homes in low areas and along the rivers flooded and suffered extensive damage. That being said, we are just… Read More
Basil is a favorite plant in the summer herb garden and an absolute must for those who enjoy fresh leaves for a sandwich or delicious homemade pesto. While we grow basils as a food enhancer, an… Read More
Tropical storm Cindy left us with saturated soil that can affect turf growth. At this time, it is even more important to manage your sprinkler system so that additional water is not added to turf… Read More
People from other parts of the country often move into Florida with expectations of their landscape beyond its capabilities. Those gorgeous peonies that grew up north or the perfect tomatoes they grew in California seem… Read More
It is common in Northwest Florida for palms to show signs of nutrient deficiencies. In general our sandy soil is often nutrient poor and available nutrients can easily move out of soils with frequent rainfall. … Read More
Learn about the appropriate fertilizer for your palms In the Garden with UF IFAS Escambia Extension.
Lichens are a natural occurrence in nature. Learn about the relationship between a fungus and an algae and why they are common in landscapes.
Zoysiagrass is becoming very popular for many new lawn installations. Before you choose zoysiagrass, make sure you are aware that it will require dethatching within a few years. This is normally a practice that needs… Read More
Zoysiagrass is becoming a very popular turf for new lawns and developments. Beyond the installation, do you as a landscape maintenance professional know how to properly care for zoysiagrass so that it continues to grow… Read More
This time of year, blueberry bushes are flowering and small fruit are coming onto the wild and cultivated bushes in north Florida. Many of us, myself included, look forward to the late-spring harvest of blueberries,… Read More