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
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
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
For the last 25 years, April has been Water Conservation Month in Florida.
This is especially important this year, as we are in a drought.
While half of Osceola is only in a moderate drought, the other half is severe. Seminole ... READ MORE
I heard about a dangerous rose disease. How would I know if my roses have gotten it?
The worst rose disease is called Rose Rosette Disease, which is a virus that is spread by the eriophyid mite. Though we have plenty of those unusual 4-
legged ... READ MORE
I would like to have some butterflies in my yard, but I don't know what plants they like. How do I know which plants to buy?
Master Gardener Answer:
Since butterflies first appear as eggs, then caterpillars and pupae, ... READ MORE
Unknown to most local residents, the Flatwoods Plum is a nice option for a small tree and is covered in white blooms each year in late February or early spring.
Its mature size is about 15 to 20 feet ... READ MORE
February was National Pesticide Safety Education Month but is not too late to learn about it.
By definition, a pesticide is actually anything used to kill or repel insects, fungi, mold, mildew, diseases, animals, or weedy plants. For obvious ... READ MORE