Monday, June 1 is the beginning of the summertime fertilizer blackout. During this time you cannot apply any fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorus to your lawn or landscape until October.
The County’s strict fertilizer ordinance ... READ MORE
It is Bug Week in UF (University of Florida) and I would like to share this featured story with you of good bugs (biological control agents) working to help us against a well known pest for Miami-Dade residents: Rugose spiraling whitefly.
GAINESVILLE, ... READ MORE
Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director
The pastel palette of Spring is here at last. The warm air is abuzz with hummingbirds and bees discovering their new favorite flowers to visit. Some of the most attractive plants ... READ MORE
We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures!
Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Anagyrus pseudococci (Fig. 1) is a well-known encyrtid parasitoid capable of developing on a variety of mealybug species ... READ MORE
Composting is not only a wonderful way to keep food waste out of the landfill, it is also a wonderful soil amendment for backyard gardens and landscapes. Check out the infographic link below for instructions on what to compost and how best to ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Just in time for spring’s arrival, Lawn and Garden Fest returns to the University of Florida campus on Saturday, March 14, to offer residents free advice and information to help them beautify their yards.
It takes ... READ MORE
I was a princess in a castle. Not a ‘come save me, I’m so frail’ princess, but a princess that hunted with falcons, rode griffins and tamed dragons. I had a castle, a fortress, surrounded by an impenetrable forest. My castle was guarded ... READ MORE