The Osceola County Fertilizer Management Ordinance may appear to be complex from first glance, but the document holds viable information for commercial agriculture operations and a home owners in the county when it comes to fertilizing within ... READ MORE
As a commercial horticulture agent, I have been asked many questions about turfgrass. The following are some of the questions and answers.
■ Can I use an herbicide to control torpedograss in the St Augustine lawn? Ans: No herbicide is ... READ MORE
Between June 1st and September 30th, Florida experienced most of its annual rainfall. We love the rain because the plants are naturally irrigated, but sometimes, we wish to put the rain on a timer. Unfortunately, the rain also irrigates the ... READ MORE
A wide selection of St Augustine grass cultivars is available on the market. The wide selection brings about versatility. Some cultivars, such as Bitterblue, ProVista and CitraBlue, will do well in partial shade, while Floratam needs full sun. ... READ MORE
This is a quick list of a few plants that tolerate low light and a bit of neglect, in fact most of them do prefer to be left alone. May require more dusting than water. For the safety of small children and pets that may be tempted to ingest ... READ MORE
So before we start what is an arid plant and why do we care ?
Arid Plants according to Merriam-Webster are " or a Desert Plant is a plant suited to the environment of arid regions of little rainfall that often stores water in its tissues ... READ MORE
If you've been waiting for a good time to get some yard chores done, this is it.
You can catch up on almost everything now.
It never hurts to start with the weeds, before they get out of hand. In gardens, hand pull or spot treat with ... READ MORE
Christine Jackson, I am the current Commercial Horticulture Agent in Osceola County. Below is a small glimpse into my background.
Hailing from Central Kentucky. In a small town named Versailles (pronounced Ver-sales) ... READ MORE
Plant diversity can be defined as having two or more plant species established in a landscape. Having a single species is referred to as a monoculture. The practice of monoculture is very common in housing development and street tree establishment.
The ... READ MORE
Looking around our neighborhood’s landscape, it is evident that St Lucie County and the neighboring counties are experiencing an extended period of drought. Lawns that are not irrigated appear straw-like, the place is dusty and ornamental ... READ MORE