Several times each month, I am diagnosing shrub and tree problems in Escambia County that are related to the same issue, improper planting. Symptoms of this problem can be slow growth, leaf browning, and dieback. Sometimes under stressful ... READ MORE
Homeowners are able to select Thryallis as a low maintenance shrub for the North Florida landscape. Learn the characteristics of this Florida Friendly plant with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.
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This fall is all about pollinators. On Wednesday, September 21, Master Gardener Volunteers will share information on pollinator plants and native milkweeds for your yard. Join Beth on Wednesday, September 28 for tips on attracting some native ... READ MORE
Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County for a fun session on saving seeds from your favorite plants. We will demonstrate how to save seeds from annuals, perennial, edibles, and a few trees. The session will be on Wednesday, August 3 at 11:30 ... READ MORE
Turfgrass remains a popular groundcover for most home landscapes. Perennial peanut offers potential as a turfgrass companion in North Florida. Learn the pros and cons of using perennial peanut with existing turfgrass with UF IFAS Extension Escambia ... READ MORE
Having a quality turf or plant sample is important to help us at UF IFAS Extension diagnosis a problem or identify a plant. Learn how to collect a sample of both turf and plant material if you will be bringing a sample to your local UF IFAS ... READ MORE
Escambia County Master Gardener Volunteers invite you to reserve your spot for their first plant sale in 2022. This event will have edibles and a selection of perennials. Cash or check only.
The event will be Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 ... READ MORE
Spring is just around the corner and lawns will soon begin active growth. Join UF IFAS Escambia Extension for tips to have an attractive and healthy lawn. We will also discuss a few alternatives to the traditional lawn.
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At one time or another, we have all added rocks or broken pieces of clay pots to the bottom of a container to improve drainage. This practice can actually have the opposite effect, causing the potting soil to stay too moist. Since many container ... READ MORE
Working in Extension has given me a lot of interesting opportunities. On the job, I’ve found myself leading kayak trips all over Florida, building a two-story bat house, and wearing a Mr. Peanut costume while talking about agriculture. ... READ MORE