By Pam Brown, Emeritus Extension Agent Hurricane season is upon us. Now is a good time to be sure that your landscape is prepared before the weather starts heating up in the tropics.Trees are the largest plants in our landscapes and the most ... READ MORE
You might be surprised to learn that those colorful little wasp-like moths that frequently enter your butterfly garden are responsible for those hairy orange caterpillars that can defoliate an oleander shrub or desert rose in a flash.
The ... READ MORE
An article appearing in Green Industry Pros.Com covers the topic of electrical safety for the landscape services industry. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), employees in this industry are more likely ... READ MORE
Do you apply fertilizer in St. Petersburg?
All site supervisors and managers of professional lawn care companies, as well as government and institutional landscape supervisors must obtain the Best Management Practices (BMP) certificate ... READ MORE
Want to know more about the Red Date Scale?
The host for red date scale is usually restricted to palms of the genus Phoenix and it is named after its preferred host, the date palm, Phoenix dactylifera.
Other reported palm hosts (Miller ... READ MORE
Mulch provides many benefite in the landscape. It helps prevent the loss of water from soil by evaporation and can improve the absorption of water into the soil. Mulch can supress weeds; moderate soil temperature; and reduce erosion. The ... READ MORE
By Jane Morse, University of Florida/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Agent
Calls are pouring in about something that is totally stripping the leaves off the plant called Snowbush (Breynia nivosa). If you look closely you will find a yellow ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Southern gardeners will soon have a new tool to help them in the garden. "Your Southern Garden" with Walter Reeves is an educational television show created to help gardeners of all levels learn new tricks, get fresh ideas ... READ MORE
With the new fertilizer law just passing, 100% of fertilizer applicators will need a DACS license and GI Best Management Practices (BMP) certificate by Dec. 31, 2013.
The Extension Service is offering a certification class at Brooker ... READ MORE
By Pam Brown, Retired Extension Agent
Nun’s orchids (Phaius tankervillae) are terrestrial orchids, meaning they will grow directly in the ground or soil. The hooded flowers are held single file on three to four foot stems. The showy flowers ... READ MORE