Category: Lawn

October Lawn Care

Shady Gardening feat October 2019

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn GreenAfter hauling hoses and sprinklers around the lawn this past September, I know why the gardening experts say that turfgrass is high maintenance!  Hopefully October will bring us more moderate temperatures and some… Read More

Redheaded Pine Sawfly Is Destructive

July 4, 2019 Looks, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. This useful advice is certainly applicable to all the nocturnal visitors in the past weeks who are showing up in the home landscape and garden plots…. Read More

Wildflowers and Native Plants Sept

Water hose feat 1, Artwork designed by Patricia Standeford

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer 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… Read More

Shade Gardening – Learning about “Shade”

Shady Gardening feat Artwork by P Standeford

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer 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! … 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