With today being Christmas, I thought it would be fun to look at some Christmas tree facts in today’s article.
Nearly 350 million real Christmas trees are currently growing on Christmas tree farms in the U.S. alone, all planted by farmers.
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Pesticide applicators needing to renew or obtain a license for treating structures or landscapes should attend the training held January 23, 2017 at the Extension office 3098 Airport Rd Crestview. Two hours sessions are designed to offer CEUs ... READ MORE
Despite the fact that mistletoe remains a popular Christmas decoration with its bright green leaves and white berries, it is a parasite of trees. As a result, it can harm trees.
Mistletoe also has poisonous properties and should be kept out ... READ MORE
As the year comes to a close don't forget to plan your trainings for next year. On Friday February 3, 2017, the Green Industries Best Management Practices class will be held at Ewing Irrigation in Ft. Walton Bch. Cost is $10. For more information: ... READ MORE
Do you have that hard to buy for person on your Christmas shopping list? I have an idea, especially if that person enjoys gardening.
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Bookstore offers ... READ MORE
Do you have more acorns than you know what to do with this fall? When oaks produce loads of acorns, it sometimes is called a "mast" year. Do you remember the oak tree pollen and all those catkins that fell from oaks earlier this year?
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Q. I see advertising now for planting bulbs but I wonder if this is correct for here in North Florida? Are tulip bulbs a good choice here?
A. Some of the northern bulbs are poor performers this far south. Tulips are in this category. It's not ... READ MORE
Q. I have an infestation of sandburs. Is there anything that I can use in my lawn to get rid of this weed?
A. Sandbur or sandspur is a warm season (summer) annual grass. As such, it comes up from seed during spring. In the seedling stage it ... READ MORE
Billions of leaves blanket the fall landscape and are bagged by hundreds of homeowners to be placed curbside for local trash pick-up.
Many of these leaves could be easily turned into valuable mulch or compost.
Why do all those fall leaves ... READ MORE
So far our fall has been unusually dry with warmer temperatures. Even though our average annual rainfall is around sixty-two inches per year, we don’t always receive rain exactly when we need it. There are times when we need to apply additional ... READ MORE