There has been a lot of publicity surrounding the Asian giant hornet in the United States, but as of today, the hornets (Vespa mandarinia) have only been found in Washington state. Of course, insects can be transported across state lines ... READ MORE
That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. Fertilizer is regulated because ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
Ligustrum sinense and Ligustrum lucidum
Two types of privet are found as invasive species in Florida, Chinese Privet (L. sinense) and Glossy Privet (L. lucidum). Both privets are a category 1 invasive ... READ MORE
How many times have you noticed that a tree just planted in the middle of a sidewalk is deteriorating? What is the average lifespan of a tree planted in a sidewalk? Does the tree have enough room to grow up and down? These questions are often ... READ MORE
When the cooler weather of fall arrives, many of us think of attracting a delightful gathering of birds to our gardens with a selection of feeders filled with a variety of seed, suet and even meal worms. It can be relaxing and satisfying to ... READ MORE
By Ralph E. Mitchell
While some can struggle with growing hibiscus due to nematodes, bud midges and nutrient deficiencies, an easy-to-grow relative, the sleeping hibiscus, is a charming shrub in full bloom right now. Don’t let the name ... READ MORE
Note: All images were taken before 2020 as masks were not required before spring of this year.
The blood-sucking vampire bat stereotype of movie lore is not so scary in real life. In fact, the vampire bat does not even live in Florida. ... READ MORE
By: Tory Moore, 352-273-3566, firstname.lastname@example.org
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- ‘Flip My Florida Yard’ is coming to a backyard near you. Ten homeowners across eight Florida counties were chosen to have their yard “flipped” into a Florida-Friendly ... READ MORE
Drip, drop, drip. I don't know about you, but nothing quite hits the spot like an autumn rain. It can be the perfect setting for cozy socks, a good book, and a warm cup of tea. Not only does rain provide a soothing ... READ MORE
If you’ve had a history of winter annual weeds in your lawn, the best option is to apply a preemergence herbicide during October. But, winter annual lawn weeds don’t exist yet. They are in the form of seeds now.
Understanding this ... READ MORE