Category: Lawn

Wildflowers and Native Plants Sept

Water hose feat 1, Artwork designed by Patricia Standeford

Ask Master Gardener Dan Dobbins Water Resources Florida’s water resources are being challenged by the rapid increase of new residents who employ traditional land use practices. The urban standard of a manicured lawn, so popular with homeowner landscaping,… Read More

Shade Gardening – Learning about “Shade”

Shady Gardening feat Artwork by P Standeford

Ask Master Gardener JoAnn Green While the calendar turned to September, it still is hot here in Wakulla County!  If I am out working in the landscape, I gravitate toward the shady spots to get some relief!  My… Read More

Exotic invasive plants in Florida

Vines 8-1-2019 feat Photo by: Les Harrison

August 1, 2019 Exotic invasive plants in Florida are a hot topic, especially as they flourish during the heat of summer. Most arrived here, usually in the last century as part of the international ornamental horticulture trade, from… Read More

Summer’s fruit, berries and nuts

Berries WN 7-11-19 feat Photo by: Les Harrison

July 11, 2019   North Florida summer In case it has escaped anyone’s attention, July 2019 is turning out to be a hot and humid month. This trend is not a surprise for anyone who has lived in… Read More

These hitchhikers are members of the daisy family

Bidens WN 7-25-19 feat Photo by: Les Harrison

July 25, 2019 One of the great mysteries of life, at least to homeowners attempting to have the perfect landscape, is how weeds suddenly appear in the most unexpected place, in other words there yard. Weeds, by definition,… Read More

Aphids are the vampires of the plant world

Aphids Les Harrison feat Photo by Les Harrison

July 18, 2019 Horror movies have, for over a century, featured a pantheon of destructive creatures rampaging through the world. Their characteristic have varied over the decades, but they always manage to return. In recent years zombies have… Read More

Master Gardener Spring Garden

Wakulla County MG Spring Garden feat

  The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color,… Read More

Those mysterious craters in the yard

Mystery holes WN 4-18-19 feat

Spring has sprung in Wakulla County, and the fact is reflected in the activity of the local flora and fauna. As expected, plants are sprouting leaves and blooming, and insect activity is accelerating. Curiously, other cryptic manifestations indicate… Read More

Use pre-emergent herbicide for purple nutsedge

Purple nutsedge WN 3-19 feat

In The Garden and Around The Lawn There are many pleasant landscape related experiences in Wakulla County during March. For the homeowner it is a time of low-impact duties in the garden and around the lawn. The leaves… Read More

In The Garden February 2019

In the Garden Feb 2019 Radish feat

A Gardener’s Perspective February may be the shortest month of the year, but from a gardener’s perspective there is plenty to do. So far the weather has been mild during this late winter month, like it has been… Read More