Category: Turf

Controlling insects naturally

Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite.   Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus might… Read More

For the love of bugs!

“It’s a buggy world” is a sentiment that definitely rings true here in the sunshine state. With a conservative estimate of over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, there seems to be six-legged critters everywhere you look. Have… Read More

When & How to Renovate Your Landscape Presentation

Sheila Dunning, Commercial Horticulture Agent with the University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County, will provide a lecture on landscape renovation. This free hour-long presentation will be held on Wednesday, August 21 from 10 to11 a.m. at… Read More

Plant Identification- It’s all about the pictures

Plant Identification Plant identification, especially grasses, is one of my FAVORITE things to do as an extension agent and plant nerd.  I love coming to work and seeing specimens or visiting producers fields and pastures because live samples… Read More

“Roundup®” License- Is it For You?

Landscape professionals and homeowners alike should be aware that the State of Florida requires a license in order to apply any pesticide (including herbicides such as Roundup®) as part of a landscape business. The Limited Commercial Maintenance License… Read More

CEUs and Certification: Green Industries Best Management Practices

Why do landscape professionals and the property owners they serve need to know more about the Green Industries Best Management Practices? Concerns about excessive nutrients and Florida’s water quality have led to increased focus on the use of… Read More

Wild Weeds – Morning Glories

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Morning-Glories Ipomea sp. There are about 25 types of  Morning-Glories found in Florida, some native and some not. Morning-glories come in a variety of colors, from purple, pink, blue, red, white… Read More

The Blackout Season – Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance

 Fertilizer Black Out Season Video click here Fertilizer Ordinance Resources Fertilizer Ordinance Brochure Manatee County Government Fertilizer webpage Required Landscape Best Management Practices training for all landscape professionals Required Green Industry Best Management Practices training for all… Read More

2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Columbia County

The UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County Master Gardener Volunteer program works with the horticulture extension agent to educate the citizens within our county about research-based practices to use in their gardens and landscapes. Educational projects include public outreach at… Read More