Many of the roses grown in Florida require regular maintenance. Part of this maintenance includes pruning. But new gardeners sometimes have a hard time getting up the nerve to cut their rose bushes back.
Matt Orwat, UF/IFAS Extension Agent ... READ MORE
Q. I have large oleanders that need to be pruned. When should they be pruned and how drastically can they be cut back?
A. The best time to prune oleanders is during late winter just before new growth occurs (February - March). Oleanders flower ... READ MORE
Northwest Florida winters can be a rollercoaster ride of temperatures. One week it dips to freezing for a short time and the next week it rises to spring-like temperatures. We need to hold on for this ride of up and down temperatures but not ... READ MORE
Q. During late fall I put down some centipedegrass sod. Will it harm my centipede sod if I overseed my new lawn with ryegrass seed?
A. The ryegrass can compete with the permanent grass. I have seen centipede lawns that were weakened during ... READ MORE
Japanese or Saucer Magnolias, Magnolia × soulangiana, are known for their display of flowers in late winter and early spring. This has been one of the best seasons that I’ve seen in a while to enjoy these early flowering Japanese Magnolias ... READ MORE
Lawn burweed is a winter annual weed that becomes problematic in spring. It is a low growing weed in lawns with leaves somewhat resembling a miniature version of parsley.
If you had a problem with this weed and missed the narrow window to apply ... READ MORE
Get new employees certified before the spray season begins. Feb 2 at Ewing Irrigation in Ft Walton there will be a review and exam opportunity. For more information: 20217. However 2017 brings a few changes. In order to earn CEUs for a current ... READ MORE
Need a pesticide license for Private Ag or for Aquatic applications? Here's your opportunity:
January 11, 2017
Okaloosa County Extension Office
3098 Airport Road
Crestview, Fl 32539
Private Applicator Pesticide License
8-11am - Private ... READ MORE
Happy New Year! January may seem like a downtime in the landscape and garden. But there are many jobs to perform this month to get the landscape and garden off to a good start for a new year.
In today’s article, I’ll share some gardening ... READ MORE
With 2017 almost here, I have an idea for a New Year’s resolution that is healthy, provides exercise and is a fun outdoor activity for the entire family.
Vegetable gardening can be an excellent activity to try this New Year. For the beginner ... READ MORE