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Q: What's wrong with my basil?
Here at Extension, we receive a lot of questions about struggling basil. One of the most common issues? A devastating disease called “basil downy mildew” which has become very widespread over the past few years... ... READ MORE
Q: What are those little black discs?
You're suddenly finding mysterious black discs stuck to your favorite plants?
(...or your walls, cars, windows, screens, pets, etc.)
Let me guess... it's been raining lately... a lot.
Am ... READ MORE
Trees add value to our communities. But our recent windy weather serves as a good reminder that storm season is just around the corner. Given the large size attained by some trees, they can become hazardous to people and property when the wrong ... READ MORE
The 9 Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) can help protect our water, create beautiful neighborhoods, and support awesome wildlife!
The FFL Program is all about:
putting the "right plants" in the "right place"
giving ... READ MORE
The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help:
Improve water quality
Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!
*(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL ... READ MORE
Does your palm have ugly yellowing leaves?
Put down the pruning equipment and step away from the palm.
When NOT to prune a palm -
You can’t prune away a palm nutrient deficiency. In fact, pruning off a ... READ MORE
Aphids are a very common garden pest. They feed by piercing leaves and sucking out the juices. This can cause leaves to crinkle and curl, especially on new flushes of growth.
Aphids excrete a fluid that contains a lot of sugars. ... READ MORE
Does this sound familiar? You buy some great looking veggie transplants, or maybe some flowering annuals for the garden. Or perhaps you've started some plants from seeds. You give them all the right care, but they seem to constantly look sad ... READ MORE
With warmer weather comes more rainfall. While it's great for lawns and ornamentals, its also great for the weeds. An environmentally friendly alternative to weed control is sheet mulching. This permaculture technique consists of laying down ... READ MORE