Worried about the cold weather and if your plants will get injured in the freeze? Cold sensitive plants can be protected from injury or the amount of damage reduced if you give them some protection from the cold.
What plants need to be protected?Tropical ... READ MORE
We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE
To Hat or Not to Hat, That is the Question.
It is common to see pesticide technicians in hats, particularly logoed ballcaps. They are practical for keeping the sun off while providing visibility for the company logo. The more worn in a hat ... READ MORE
For those growers that use pesticides, you need to familiar yourself with the 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard (WPS). WPS is a federal regulation that is designed to protect agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. An EPA guidance ... READ MORE
Millions of boxes of fruit and thousands of acres of citrus trees have been lost in freezes and frosts. More than nearly any other factor, freezes have caused some of the most dramatic changes in fruit supply, availability, and price. Thus, ... READ MORE
Does my ficus need a jacket?
Florida usually has several days that your more tropical plants might be in danger. When frost is predicted you will want to protect your more sensitive plants. Identifying the plants in your yard that are sensitive ... READ MORE
Native trees tend not to be too susceptible to the cold here in central Florida, UNLESS they are native to southern Florida, and the gardener, who is terribly susceptible to the allure of nursery catalogs, has allowed them to outgrow their pots ... READ MORE
OSHA guidelines for outdoor workers:
OSHA recommends employers train workers on how to protect themselves about the importance of eliminating areas where mosquitoes breed on the work site.
In addition, OSHA suggests employers provide ... READ MORE