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Spring Pruning

Spring Cleaning in the Garden


February 13, 2018

For those of you like me waiting for spring to arrive, get excited because it’s just over a month away! The problem is, of course, that it is still winter which means we are not past the chance of a hard freeze hitting our already hard-hit ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Dormancy, Fertilizer, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Freeze, Frost, Garden, Landscape, Lawn, Ornamentals, Pre-emergent, Shrubs, Spring Cleaning
gardens pests

Overwintering Pests: Lady bugs, Stink bugs, Mealy bugs and alike!


February 12, 2018

We have seen a little winter for the first time in several years, but don’t fret spring is almost here! As the weather warms up, pests that were basically hibernating in the egg or pupal stage will emerge as adults from their overwintering ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Eggs, Garden, Insecticidal, Lady Bugs, Landscape, Larvae, Mealybugs, Overwintering, Pests, Scale, Stink Bugs

Water Conservation in Your Landscape


January 26, 2018

Water is one of our most valued resources in Florida and across the world. Both water quality and quantity are affected by landscape irrigation, fertilization, and pest management practices. Despite having seemingly extensive water resources ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fresh Water, Hunter, Irrigation, Landscape Drought, Lawn, Maxine, Plants, Sprinklers, Water Conservation

Pocket Gophers


January 5, 2018

“What is causing these large mounds of dirt in my pasture and how do I get rid of them? One of my yearlings stepped in one of the holes and twisted her ankle. I’ve tried dragging the pasture, but the mounds seem to come back overnight and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Gardens, Gopher, Lawns, Mounds, Pasture, Pocket, Rodent, Salamander, Sandy-mounder, Shuffitt, Tunnel, Tunnel System

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